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Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, and the Nature of Reality

Dr. Michael Egnor and Dr. Bruce Gordon discuss quantum mechanics, the nature of reality, idealism and how to interpret the finding of modern neuroscience. Prepare to cover a lot of ground on this Mind Matter News Bingecast.

Show Notes

  • 00:00:43 | Introducing Dr. Bruce Gordon
  • 00:02:00 | Idealism
  • 00:03:37 | Plato’s theory of forms
  • 00:05:08 | Kantian idealism
  • 00:09:17 | Panpsychism and cosmopsychism
  • 00:12:31 | What is a mental thing?
  • 00:18:12 | The mind-dependent character of reality
  • 00:24:08 | What counts as a measurement?
  • 00:29:29 | The phenomenon of non-localizability of individual particles
  • 00:31:25 | The quantum Cheshire Cat phenomenon
  • 00:34:08 | The idealist perspective
  • 00:38:01 | Wrapping in Aristotelian and Thomistic thought
  • 00:41:00 | Idealism as the most satisfactory metaphysical perspective
  • 00:45:06 | Thomism and modern neuroscience
  • 00:49:47 | Near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences
  • 00:52:09 | Idealism versus St. Thomas Aquinas
  • 01:01:56 | Split-brain surgery patients
  • 01:04:48 | The animal soul

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Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, and the Nature of Reality