Passionate about consciousness
I am Associate Professor in Philosophy at Central European University in Budapest (a unique and wonderful institution).
My main research focus is trying to explain how the brain produces consciousness. I think we need to radically rethink our understanding of matter in order to explain consciousness, in something like the way Einstein radically rethought the nature of space and time. Watching my 20 minute talk in Greenland (first in the video section of this site) is perhaps the best way to find out about my 'big picture'.
I am also passionate about religion and politics. In terms of religion, I'm a kind of Christian fictionalist, seeing Christianity as a deeply political spiritual practice rather than a set of beliefs about the supernatural. Regarding politics, I am concerned with tax justice and the power of global capital.
Most of the publications on this website are aimed at academic philosophers. My blog (linked to below) is aimed at a wider audience.
This is what I do now
This is what I used to do in my 20s before I started losing my hair