"The brain doesn't generate mind in the same way that a whirlpool doesn't generate water."
Bernardo Kastrup is a Dutch computer scientist, philosopher, and one of the most prominent defenders of "metaphysical idealism" - the notion that the world originates in the mind, instead of being independent of our experience - in the academic world today.
Bernardo has worked as a scientist in leading laboratories across the world including CERN and the Philips Research Laboratories, and he is a regular contributor to Scientific American.
As developed in such texts as Why Materialism is Baloney and The Idea of the World, Bernardo's stance is that "the body is in mind, not mind in the body".
Bernardo comes to HowTheLightGetsIn to set out his theory of metaphysical idealism in The Limits of Material.
'Bernardo Kastrup's book is another nail in the coffin of the superstition of materialism. With elegant clarity he explains that mind, brain & cosmos are what consciousness does.' - Deepak Chopra