A Relativistic Theory of Consciousness (2022)

August 30, 2022
research paper
science, physics, consciousness

The most ordinary and obvious of experiences, the first person perspective, has puzzled scientists and philosophers for centuries. <—> In recent decades, the scientific study of consciousness has significantly increased our understanding of this elusive phenomenon. Yet, despite critical development in our understanding of the functional side of consciousness, we still lack a fundamental theory regarding its phenomenal aspect. There is an “explanatory gap” between our scientific knowledge of functional consciousness and its “subjective,” phenomenal aspects, referred to as the “hard problem” of consciousness. ...

The Case Against Reality (2019)

June 25, 2022
science, physics, consciousness

Just when you thought that science and spirituality were hopelessly irreconcilable, cogntive psychologist Donald Hoffman proposes a very interesting perspective. <—> Hoffman, D. (2019). The case against reality: Why evolution hid the truth from our eyes. WW Norton & Company. Tim Ferriss interview Apr 13, 2022 Lex Fridman interview Jun 12, 2022 The Convergence of Science and Spirituality | Donald Hoffman & Rupert Spira Mar 26, 2023