Understanding Consciousness | Full Debate | Rupert Sheldrake, George Ellis, Amie Thomasson

Why is there something rather than nothing? Also vailable as a podcast episode of Philosophy for our Times: soundcloud.com/instituteofartandideas/why-is-there-something-rather-than-nothing-amie-thomasson-george-ellis-rupert-sheldrake

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The fundamental problem of philosophy, argued Heidegger is ‘why is there something rather than nothing?’ . Now, some scientists claim nothing doesn’t existand even the deepest space is full of virtual particles. Have we misunderstood the very idea of nothing? Is this little more than a logical mistake, or might understanding nothing just be the key to explaining the universe?

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Rupert Sheldrake: Biologist known for his research into parapsychology, evolution and morphic resonance, as well as author of The Science Delusion

George Ellis: Templeton prize winner and cosmologist, Ellis has been awarded the Order of the Star of South Africa by Nelson Mandela and is an expert on relativity.

Amie Thomasson: Amie Thomasson is an American philosopher, currently Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College. Thomasson specializes in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, phenomenology and the philosophy of art.

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