Passionate about consciousness
I am a philosopher and consciousness researcher at Durham University, UK.
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. Probably the best way to get acquainted with my "big picture" is to listen to some of the podcasts in the audio section of this site, or for a little more detail the first video in video section.
My first book 'Consciousness and Fundamental Reality' has just been published by Oxford University Press, available here.
My first book aimed at a general audience 'Galileo's Error: A Manifesto for a New Science of Consciousness' will be published August 2019 by Pantheon (US) and Rider (UK).
I also have a sideline in political philosophy, focusing on issues pertaining to taxation, globalisation and social justice.
Having published a lot of stuff for specialists, my priority now it try to communicate with a broader audience. My blog is aimed at a general audience and I have quite a few recently published articles linked to in my publications.
This is what I used to do in my 20s before I started to lost my hair...