Brief Peeks Beyond: Critical Essays on Metaphysics, Neuroscience, Free Will, Skepticism and Culture by Bernardo Kastrup


This book is a multi-faceted exploration and critique of the human condition as it is presently manifested. It addresses science and philosophy, explores the underlying nature of reality, the state of our society and culture, the influence of the mainstream media, the nature of free will and a number of other topics. Each of these examinations contributes an angle to an emerging idea gestalt that challenges present mainstream views and behaviors and offers a sane alternative. The book is organized as a series of short and self-contained essays, most of which can be read in under one hour.

Bernardo Kastrup has a Ph.D. in computer engineering with specializations in artificial intelligence and reconfigurable computing. He has worked as a scientist in some of the world’s foremost research laboratories, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the “Casimir Effect” of Quantum Field Theory was discovered).

Bernardo has authored many scientific papers and five philosophy books:

Rationalist Spirituality

Dreamed up Reality

Meaning in Absurdity

Why Materialism Is Baloney

Brief Peeks Beyond.

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Introducing Brief Peeks Beyond

Published on Mar 31, 2015

This is an introduction to Bernardo’s new book, ‘Brief Peeks Beyond.’ It provides an overview of the book chapter by chapter. For more details, see:

http://www.bernardokastrup.com/2015/0…

Bernardo Kastrup – Brief Peeks Beyond: Part One

Published on May 24, 2015

Bernardo Kastrup discusses his latest book Brief Peeks Beyond – Critical Essays on Metaphysics, Neuroscience, Free Will, Skepticism and Culture.

A multi-faceted exploration and critique of the human condition as it is presently manifested, Brief Peeks Beyond addresses science and philosophy, explores the underlying nature of reality, the state of our society and culture, the influence of the mainstream media, the nature of free will and a number of other topics. Each of these short, self-contained essays contributes to an emerging picture that challenges present mainstream views and behaviors and offers a sane alternative.

The core theme which emerges is a critique of both scientific and philosophical materialism. Together, they offer an explanation of life, the Universe and everything which most secular individuals and institutions take for granted. Materialism is seen as the very embodiment of rationalism and reason, the pride of a progressive scientific age, and a vital bulwark against the rising tide of religious fundamentalism. However, taken to extremes, is it possible that materialism – both scientific and philosophical – with its profound influence on how we view ourselves, each other, and the world around us, could be driving humanity to a place every bit as dark as any other brand of fanaticism?

http://www.bernardokastrup.com/

Bernardo Kastrup – Brief Peeks Beyond: Part Two

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