The title of this thread isn't mine: It's the title of Bernardo Kastrup's latest book, due out soon. I hope that Alex will consider interviewing him about it. Bernardo's ideas on Idealism are what persuaded me to become an idealist myself. On another thread, I despaired that someone came up with the analogy of The Matrix to try to explain the idealist view of reality. Instead, I will present Bernardo's analogy, which he covers in what is essentially an introduction to his new book--see below (40 minutes): There's also an 87-minute podcast here: http://awakeningzone.com/Episode.aspx?EpisodeID=2069 I'm making this a Mod+ thread because I'm going to invite Bernardo to take part. He might come if he can be assured that he won't get "stuck on stupid" arguments. He's a really smart person, with academic (science) and business credentials. We'll be privileged if he does turn up.