Bernardo Kastrup
Bernardo Kastrup

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 philosophy books. His three most recent books are: More Than Allegory, Brief Peeks Beyond and Why Materialism Is Baloney. He has also been an entrepreneur and founder of a successful high-tech start-up. Next to a managerial position in the high-tech industry, Bernardo maintains a philosophy blog, a video interview series, and continues to develop his ideas about the nature of reality. He has lived and worked in four different countries across continents, currently residing in the Netherlands. For a rigorous, analytical summary of his philosophical ideas, see this short, freely available pre-print paper:

Books by Bernardo Kastrup

Meaning in Absurdity

What bizarre phenomena can tell us about the nature of reality

Jan 2012

A compelling and eloquent articulation of a future when humanity will transcend logic and find profound meaning in the absurd.

Dreamed up Reality

Diving Into Mind to Uncover the Astonishing Hidden Tale of Nature

Jun 2011

A mesmerizing journey into the unconscious, where one uncovers the unfathomable mechanisms underlying a fractal reality made of thought forms.

Rationalist Spirituality

An exploration of the meaning of life and existence informed by logic and science

Jan 2011

A book where all aspects of existence find a logical reason, leading to insightful guidelines for living a purposeful life.

Why Materialism Is Baloney

How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything

Apr 2014

A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist metaphysics according to which the body is in mind, not mind in the body.

More Than Allegory

On religious myth, truth and belief

Apr 2016

A plausible, living validation of religion that doesn't contradict reason.

Brief Peeks Beyond

Critical essays on metaphysics, neuroscience, free will, skepticism and culture

May 2015

An incisive, original, compelling alternative to current mainstream cultural views and assumptions.


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