Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, and Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra’s Abode.
Here he discusses the role of the spectral or psychical inner world throughout the history of philosophy. He points out that the ancient Greek philosophers lived in a social milieu in which paranormal phenomena were taken for granted. Later, “age of enlightenment” philosophers such as Descartes and Kant endeavored to banish discussion of the paranormal from philosophy. More recently, philosophers such as Henri Bergson and William James have reawakened philosophical interest in the subtle reaches of consciousness.
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(Recorded on June 23, 2015)
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