consciousness and fundamental reality
This is a talk I gave in Munich in January 2018 concerning the main themes of my book. Watching this is probably the best way of getting acquainted with my "big picture".
Towards a 'post-Galilean' paradigm
This presentation was part of a 7 day conference cruise of Greenland, organised by Dmitry Volkov and Daniel Dennett. In it I explain my 'big picture' view of how we should go about trying to find out what reality is like.
Thoughts on panpsychism
These videos are from a 2011 conference on panpsychism in Munich, organised by Godehard Bruntrup. The conference resulted in this 2016 Oxford Unviersity Press volume on panpsychism.
A neo-Cartesian approach to metaphysics
What role should common sense play in metaphysics?
Panpsychism versus panprotopsychism
Science & Consiousness
This is 20 minute talk I gave as part of a plenary panel at the 'Towards a Science of Consciousness' conference in Arizona in 2012. The first half is a good introduction to my 'big picture' of the relationship between consciousness, science, and philosophy. The second half is a bonkers view I tried for six months to defend and then gave up on.
The panel consisted of three short talks followed by this discussion among the speakers:
Physicalism and the mind-body problem
David Papineau (KCL) and I have been philosophical enemies/friends/collaborators for the last ten years. We have polar opposite views - I am a panpsychist and he is a physicalist - but we have developed our views in discussion with each other. Here we discuss and debate our different views for 'Philosophy TV'.