Durham University’s Dr Philip Goff is a leading philosopher of the mind. In his new book, Galileo’s Error, he offers a radical new picture of human consciousness.
Understanding how brains construct consciousness is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our age. Now Philip Goff offers an exiting alternative that could pave the way forward.
Rooted in an analysis of the philosophical underpinnings of modern science and based on the early 20th century work of Arthur Eddington and Bertrand Russell, Goff makes the case for panpsychism, a theory which posits that consciousness is not confined to biological entities but is a fundamental feature of all physical matter.
Chaired by Dr Matthew Tugby, Durham University