Let’s Talk Physicalism (with Tom Jump)

I lean heavily towards idealism, but I’m open to having my mind changed while sharing what has lead me to what I believe. Today I have a chat with Tom Jump, who describes himself as a physicalist.

0:00:00 - Introduction 0:03:53 - What’s Tom’s perspective? Philosophers are wrong. 0:16:36 - Entertaining Idealism or Dualism 0:20:05 - Consciousness Causes Our Conversations About Consciousness 0:23:29 - Tom Disagrees - Novel Testable Predictions 0:27:25 - Tom Won’t Take Illusionism Off The Table 0:31:07 - Attempting To Argue Consciousness Causes Things 0:35:08 - Imagining Consciousness Isn’t Causal 0:40:03 - Why Physicalism Instead of Agnosticism? 0:50:43 - Matter, Energy & Consciousness, Order Of Operations 0:57:10 - Arguing Consciousness From Epistemology 1:01:12 - The Influence Of David Chalmers 1:03:47 - Tom’s Objection To My Epistemology Argument 1:05:25 - There Are No Causal Things Above Physics 1:06:12 - Ghosts That Trip People Up 1:11:53 - Back To Where Consciousness Belongs

Image Attributions:

Richard Dawkins https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Dawkins_no_Fronteiras_do_Pensamento_Porto_Alegre_(18207784825).jpg

Article References:

Has Science Shown That Consciousness Is Only An Illusion? https://mindmatters.ai/2019/01/has-science-shown-that-consciousness-is-only-an-illusion/

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