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On the Mind Matters podcast, Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence considers the implications and misconceptions, the opportunities and limitations, and the applications and challenges presented by intelligent agents and their algorithms. Episode notes and archives available at mindmatters.ai/podcast.

Mind Matters Discovery Institute Center on Natural and Artificial Intelligence

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    • 4.6 • 46 Ratings

On the Mind Matters podcast, Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence considers the implications and misconceptions, the opportunities and limitations, and the applications and challenges presented by intelligent agents and their algorithms. Episode notes and archives available at mindmatters.ai/podcast.

    Bruce Gordon: Idealism, Quantum Mechanics, and the Fundamentality of Mind

    Bruce Gordon: Idealism, Quantum Mechanics, and the Fundamentality of Mind

    Does quantum mechanics, properly understood, point to the fundamentality of mind in the universe? In this episode, Michael Egnor concludes a conversation with philosopher of physics Bruce Gordon about the relationship between idealism and quantum mechanics. Gordon argues that quantum mechanics points to mind as the fundamental unit of the universe, as it is irreducibly probabilistic and exhibits non-local phenomena. He Read More ›
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    • 26 min
    Mind Over Matter: Dualism vs. Idealism

    Mind Over Matter: Dualism vs. Idealism

    On this episode, host Dr. Michael Egnor continues his conversation with Dr. Bruce Gordon about a chapter he wrote in the recent volume Minding the Brain titled “Mind Over Matter: Idealism Ascendant.” In Part 2 of the conversation, Dr. Gordon reviews the strengths and weaknesses of dualism and its relationship to idealism. Different categories of dualism are evaluated, as well as challenges and Read More ›
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    • 24 min
    Mind Over Matter: The Case for Idealism

    Mind Over Matter: The Case for Idealism

    On this episode, host Dr. Michael Egnor begins a conversation with Dr. Bruce Gordon about a chapter he wrote in the recent volume Minding the Brain titled “Mind Over Matter: Idealism Ascendant.” Dr. Gordon makes a case for idealism, a philosophy of mind positing that all of reality is, in some sense, mental. Egnor and Gordon discuss the plausibility of idealism Read More ›
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    • 25 min
    From Math to Mind: Uncovering the Immaterial Nature of Reality

    From Math to Mind: Uncovering the Immaterial Nature of Reality

    If mathematical objects are immaterial, does that mean aspects of human beings are too? On this episode, host Pat Flynn concludes his three-part discussion with Dr. Selmer Bringsjord about his provocative chapter in the recent volume Minding the Brain titled “Mathematical Objects are Non-Physical, so we are too.” They summarize the argument that formal thinking is non-physical and extend this reasoning to Read More ›
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    • 45 min
    Talk More, Tech Less: Digital Wellness Tips From Dawn Wible

    Talk More, Tech Less: Digital Wellness Tips From Dawn Wible

    On this episode, host Robert J. Marks welcomes Dawn Wible, founder of the digital wellness organization Talk More. Tech Less., to discuss the impact of digital media on mental health and well-being. Wible emphasizes the need to be intentional about technology use and offers strategies for mitigating the negative effects of excessive screen time. Wible highlights five areas of life Read More ›
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    The Non-Physical Nature of Being: More with Dr. Selmer Bringsjord

    The Non-Physical Nature of Being: More with Dr. Selmer Bringsjord

    On this episode, host Pat Flynn continues his conversation with Dr. Selmer Bringsjord about his chapter in the recent volume Minding the Brain, titled “Mathematical Objects Are Non-Physical, so We Are Too.” The discussion focuses on the first part of the argument, which asserts that mathematical objects are non-physical. Bringsjord explains that formal thinking, such as understanding algorithms, cannot be fully determined Read More ›
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

64SquishyOranges ,

Deep and fascinating

Not for the faint of heart! They cover a wide variety of pertinent, fascinating questions and don’t shy from difficult discussions

cchap704 ,

Very good

Talks about the reality of AI and why this technology is severely overhyped.

Mcdlbaker ,

Good discussion, dump the music

I enjoy most of the interviews/discussions, but that intro music is bad. Just get rid of it.

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