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Mind and Life in the Cosmos

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Event Series Event Series: Incredible Minds

May 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm CEST

Mind and Life in the Cosmos

with Dr. Matthew David Segall

Sunday May 7, 2023
9:00am PDT | 12:00pm EDT | 5:00pm BST  |  6:00pm CEST

2-hour session

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Contemporary physical cosmology describes a universe wherein the emergence of biological organisms can only be a fluke accident. Worse, the very scientific minds who claim to have discovered the laws of physics are forced to explain away their own conscious intelligence as an anomaly so vanishingly improbable in an otherwise dead, dumb cosmos that it requires the invention of an infinite number of unobservable multiverses to explain it (or rather, to explain it away). This talk will explore an alternative but no less scientifically compatible cosmology that roots mind and life in cosmogenesis from the get go. Such an alternative allows us to coherently understand how our own type of human consciousness—which seems so alien to the universe described by materialism—is in fact just as natural as radiating stars and blooming flowers.

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Matthew David Segall, PhD, is a transdisciplinary researcher, author, and teacher applying process philosophy across the natural and social sciences, including the study of consciousness. He is a faculty member in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness graduate program at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. He is the author of several books including Physics of the World-Soul: Whitehead’s Adventure in Cosmology (2021) and Crossing the Threshold: Etheric Imagination in the Post-Kantian Process Philosophy of Schelling and Whitehead (2023). Follow his work at Footnotes2Plato.com


May 7, 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CEST