Bernardo Kastrup Doctoral Dissertation (2019) - Online Download

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I don't know if this has been mentioned on Skeptiko forums before but just thought to post in and mention in case anyone is interested. Bernardo Kastrup is going for a second doctorate in April 2019. The title of the dissertation he will be defending is Analytic Idealism: A consciousness-only ontology. He has put the dissertation online for download. Download can be got here: https://philpapers.org/archive/KASAIA-3.pdf

For background information on this (and an alternative download link) see this article: https://www.bernardokastrup.com/2019/03/the-dawn-post-materialist-academic.html

I have downloaded it myself and will start reading it but, not being a philosopher, I might not understand it all. In any case some of the folks that inhabit this forum might find it interesting and understand it very well. Bernardo refers to this dissertation as being a companion volume to his latest book The Idea of the World.
 
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Thanks for this - do you happen to know what Bernardo's first doctoral thesis was about.

I did a quick search through it, and it includes some discussion of Donald Hoffman's approach - which may be illuminating.

David
 
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Sorry David I don't know precisely what Bernardo's first PhD was about but it was in computer engineering and done in 2001 - refs, here:
https://tue.academia.edu/BernardoKastrup/
https://www.bernardokastrup.com/p/papers.html

I suppose now he's wanting a PhD in philosophy. I hope he gets it. Apart from personal kudos for himself it might mean that he gets wider acceptance in the academic world as a 'serious' philosopher and can promote his views better from there - maybe open some doors for him to that end.
 
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Sorry David I don't know precisely what Bernardo's first PhD was about but it was in computer engineering and done in 2001 - refs, here:
https://tue.academia.edu/BernardoKastrup/
https://www.bernardokastrup.com/p/papers.html

I suppose now he's wanting a PhD in philosophy. I hope he gets it. Apart from personal kudos for himself it might mean that he gets wider acceptance in the academic world as a 'serious' philosopher and can promote his views better from there - maybe open some doors for him to that end.
He's certain to get it: his academic defence is just a formality - he said so on his forum. He's going to video the defence and presumably upload it to the web at some stage.
 
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Thanks for this - do you happen to know what Bernardo's first doctoral thesis was about.
A Lazy Sunday project . . . I found out what it was about. The title was, Automatic synthesis of reconfigurable instruction set accelerators (2001).

After much faffing around discovered download is available here: https://pure.tue.nl/ws/portalfiles/portal/91615021/546389.pdf

Had a quick scan thorough it myself. "Cripes, heady stuff!" I think that is as far as I will get with it.
 
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