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#585: Professor Donald Hoffman — The Case Against Reality, Beyond Spacetime, Rethinking Death, Panpsychism, QBism, and More

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How Do You Think of Death?

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If space time is fundamental and elementary particles like electrons and quorks and protons are the fundamental nature of reality, your consciousness is somehow an emergent property of certain activities of those particles. It's very, very clear that in death, when the brain dissolves, your consciousness dissolves. So what is consciousness doing and why there are answers? I don't know. But only one idea that seems deep enough to at least be a candidate. And it again, comes from girdle's incompleteness theorem. Girdle says that essentially, no matter how much you explore within a particular conceptuoal system, you can't get all the truth. There's always going to

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