Reality is an illusion with Donald Hoffman
This is second episode with Donald Hoffman. Donald is a Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He is an author of three books, including The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes. Here we talk about what is mathematics?, Interface theory of perception, fundamental nature of consciousness, origin of life, spiritual experiences and meaning of death.
Link for the first episode: https://youtu.be/pPJZm_-OKQ8).
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Follow Reason with Science:
00:00:51 Interface theory of perception
00:09:12 Reductionist approach in science
00:13:52 What is mathematics?
00:22:12 Emergence of mathematics
00:25:28 Conscious agents and complexity
00:32:52 Modern science on consciousness
00:39:07 Experiments to study structures beyond space-time
00:57:19 Complexity from conscious agents
01:03:03 Is there an objective reality?
01:09:19 Limited semantics to explain reality beyond space-time
01:15:34 Intelligence and consciousness
01:17:39 Perception of a self
01:24:30 Is consciousness a gradient or discrete?
01:27:14 Understanding universal consciousness
01:38:38 Meditation, psychedelics and spiritual experiences
01:40:40 Bernardo Kastrup's analytical idealism
01:43:37 Fundamental consciousness is scientific or philosophical problem
01:47:26 Can we go beyond our interface to see reality?
01:49:44 Importance of silence in life
01:55:16 Worldview of consciousness as fundamental
02:03:50 Thank you!
Other conversations and talks:
1) Do we see reality as it is? @TED
2) Donald Hoffman on Ultimate Reality @Closer To Truth
3) The Case Against Reality @Skeptic
4) The Death of SpaceTime & Birth of Conscious Agents @Science and Nonduality
5) Donald Hoffman Λ Joscha Bach on Consciousness, Free Will, and Gödel [Theolocution] @Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal
6) The Case Against Reality @The Institute of Art and Ideas 7) Lex Fridman @Lex Fridman (https://youtu.be/reYdQYZ9Rj4)
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