Book Recommendations

Books by Bernardo Kastrup

Meaning in Absurdity

Jan 2012

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

What Can We Learn From Bizarre Phenomena?  Interview about the book.

 Dreamed up Reality

Jun 2011

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

Diving Into the Mind.  Interview about the book.

 Rationalist Spirituality

Jan 2011

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

Logic, Science, And The Meaning Of Life.  Interview about the book.

 Why Materialism Is Baloney

Apr 2014

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

Metaphysical Idealism.  Interview about the book.

More Than Allegory

Apr 2016

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

The Deep Truth of Religious Myth.  Interview about the book.

 Brief Peeks Beyond

May 2015

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

Implications of Metaphysical Idealism.  Interview about the book.

 Idea of the World, The

Mar 2019

A rigorous case for the primacy of mind in nature, from philosophy to neuroscience, psychology and physics.

Defense of  the PhD dissertation published as the book The Idea of the World

Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics

Provides answers not only to the paradoxes of quantum mechanics, but also to modern philosophical dilemmas such as the hard problem of consciousness.

A decoding key for unlocking the sense of Schopenhauer’s metaphysical contentions:

An interview about the book overall

An interview about the book and quantum physics


Comments On or From Other Books

The Philosophy of Consciousness-without-an-object

Franklin Merrell-Wolff (an American mystic)

 A Shadow of Zen Mind

A personal perspective on Zen

 Nothing Special: Living Zen

My personal notes on Beck’s book