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Analytic idealism: a consciousness-only ontology (APRA x PRSM Lab collaboration event)

12/10/2022, Leiden University (Pieter de la Court Building) from 16:00

by Bernardo Kastrup

1 min

About the speaker
Bernardo Kastrup is the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. He has a PhD in philosophy (ontology and philosophy of mind) and another PhD in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial intelligence). As a scientist, Bernardo has worked for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the 'Casimir Effect' of Quantum Field Theory was discovered). Formulated in detail in many academic papers and books, his ideas have been featured on Scientific American, the Institute of Art and Ideas, the Blog of the American Philosophical Association and Big Think, among others. Bernardo's most recent book is Science Ideated: The fall of matter and the contours of the next mainstream scientific worldview."
Location (in-person and online!)
In-person: you will be received at the entrance of Leiden University, Pieter de la Court Building (Wassenaarseweg 52). Once everyone is here, you will be guided to Room 5A37.
Online: you have to be an APRA member to attend this event! Go to and purchase a membership. Then, login and go to the "members area" to see the Zoom link.

Other relevant links and further information
Check out Bernardo's most recent book Science Ideated: