A History of the Conscious World

Panpsychism’s roots in ancient Indian philosophy

The radical idea that everything is conscious has a small but growing following in Anglo-American philosophy. What could this really mean? Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad delves into two much older systems of thought – from Indian philosophy – which made the same claim and how this can be entirely consistent with our experience of the world. 

The Speaker

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad is the Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Lancaster University. His research focuses on Indian religions and comparative phenomenology, epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of religion.

This video was recorded at the Institute of Art and Ideas’ annual philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn. For more information and tickets, visit https://howthelightgetsin.org

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