On the Nature of Consciousness with Riccardo Manzotti
Wed 3/11/20 @ 7:00 PM PT
Both science and philosophy have traditionally conceived of the self as though it were separate from the world. Italian philosopher, psychologist, and AI engineer Riccardo Manzotti asks us to consider consciousness in a radical new way: Our conscious experience is actually one and the same with the external world. In his Spread Mind Theory, Riccardo asserts that we are the starry sky, the clouds, a rainbow, trees, people, even simple objects such as an apple or a stone. We are not inside our bodies, we are out there, in the world. Perceiving is being. In this unique conversation, Riccardo offers an exploration of the nature of consciousness and our everyday life through Spread Mind Theory.