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 perhaps the best way to get my "big picture".
Debate on consciousness and panpsychism
This is a debate I participated in at the How the Light Gets In philosophy and music festival at Hay on Wye in June 2018.
"Consciousness Live!" discussion
Here's a two hour discussion I had with Richard Brown as part of 'Consciousness Live!'. This gets much more into the details of my academic work, mainly on my arguments against materialism.
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'.