Nicholas Humphrey: Illusionism or Phenomenal Surrealism? The Magic of Consciousness & Sentience

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Nicholas Humphrey is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, London School of Economics, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, New College of the Humanities, & Senior Member, Darwin College, Cambridge. He is best known for his work on the evolution of human intelligence & consciousness. His books include "Consciousness Regained", "Leaps of Faith", "The Inner Eye", "Soul Searching", "Seeing Red", "Soul Dust" & many more. He has been the recipient of several honours, including the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, the British Psychological Society’s book award, the Pufendorf Medal, the International Mind & Brain Prize, & is the only scientist ever to edit the literary journal Granta.

EPISODE LINKS:
- Nick's Website: http://www.humphrey.org.uk/
- NIck's Books: https://www.amazon.com/Nicholas-Humphrey/e/B000AR7WF4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
- Royal Institute: https://youtu.be/NHXCi6yZ-eA
- Debate (ft. Philip Goff & Susan Blackmore): https://youtu.be/bAaB5a4kwSU

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TIMESTAMPS:
(0:00) - Introduction
(0:20) - The Self, Soul & Consciousness
(5:40) - Illusionism
(13:14) - Soul Niche
(22:18) - Strange Loops & Attractor States
(29:23) - Consciousness in Primates & "Blindsight"
(39:57) - Sensation vs Perception
(47:09) - Limits of Sentience
(55:13) - Change of Perspective
(1:00:25) - Phenomenal Surrealism
(1:10:10) - Panpsychism
(1:16:33) - Views on Religion
(1:27:59) - AI, Robots & Space Exploration
(1:44:00) - Human Augmentation
(1:50:10) - Psychedelics & Spirituality
(1:56:33) - Evolution of Suicide
(2:01:09) - Altruistic Suicide, Euthanasia & Other Suicides
(2:10:30) - Sentience to Suicide
(2:18:51) - Learning From Our Past & Moving Forward
(2:26:20) - Conclusion