Articles on Consciousness and AI

'Understanding Consciousness Goes Beyond Exploring Brain Chemistry' Scientific American..

'Consciousness: Why a leading theory has been branded 'pseudo-science,' The Conversation.

'ChatGPT can't think - Consciousness is something entirely different to today's AI,' The Conversation.

'Science as we know it can't explain consciousness, but a revolution is coming,' The Conversation.

'Does consciousness pervade the universe?' Interview in Scientific American

'A new place for consciousness in our understanding of the universe,' Scientific American, This is not written by me, but is largely based around essays from 'Is consciousness everywhere?', a special issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies containing essays by scientists and philosophers responding to my book Galileo's Error. This volume is coming out as a book in late 2022.

Review of 'Why? The Purpose of the Universe,' Popular Science This is not by me but is a five start review of my book.

'The foundations for a new science of consciousness,' Interview in Thought Economics.

My discussion with Philip Pullman, Literary Hub

'Galileo's Big Mistake: How the great experimentalist created the problem of consciousness', Scientific American.

'Panpsychism is crazy, but it's also most probably true,' Aeon Magazine

'Panpsychism vs. Idealism,' Institute of Art and Ideas.

'Can panpsychism explain why the universe is fine-tuned for life?' Aeon

'His Dark Materials: Panpsychism at Play,' Institute of Art and Ideas.

'Public exchange of letters with Massimo Pigliucci,' Collate.

'There more to matter than what it does: How panpsychism solves the problem of consciousness,' Institute of Art and Ideas.

'Consciousness: How can I experience things that aren't real?' The Conversation.

'The rainforest is teeming with consciousness: Our fate turns on retiring our dualist view of nature,' Nautilus.

'The universe knows right from wrong,' Nautilus.

'Five films to explore the philosophy of artificial intelligence,' Penguin website.

'Are electrons conscious?' Oxford University Press Blog

'Do electrons dream of electric sheep' (companion paper to 'Are electrons conscious?') ​The Forum

'Can science explain consciousness?' Philosophy Now

'The case for panpsychism', Philosophy Now

'The zombie threat to a science of mind' in Philosophy Now

'A way forward to solve the hard problem of consciousness,' Guardian

'Could the Force Really be With Us?' Institute of Art and Ideas

Articles on Religion, Politics, and Cosmology

'Why our universe can have cosmic purpose without God,' Aeon.

'Many physicists assume we live ain multiverse, but their basic maths may be wrong,' The Conversation.

'The five best books on cosmic purpose,' Five Books.

'Why religion without belief can still make perfect sense,' Psyche.

'Our improbable existence is no evidence for a multiverse,' Scientific American.

'Believers without belief,' Times Literary Supplement

'Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God?' Guardian.

'The land-hoarding elite should be paying the rest of us rent', Novara Media.

'Why severe inequality is never justified' (with David Faraci), New Statesman.

'No it's not your money why taxation isn't theft', Tax Justice Network

'Is taxation theft?' Aeon Magazine

'Our Glastonbury U2 protest was a call for an ethical tax culture,' Guardian

'Why taxation STILL isn't theft,' ​Tax Justice Network

'Tax rogues like Bono are harming the world's poorest people,' Guardian

'Art Uncut's creative opposition can reach a broader audience,' Guardian

'Re-conceiving class war,' Tax Justice Focus

'Arts cut to the heart of society,' Culture Beyond Oil