Professor in Philosophy, Durham University, UK
Philip Goff is professor in philosophy at Durham University, UK, and co-host of the podcast Mind Chat. His research focuses on consciousness and the ultimate nature of reality. Goff is best known for defending panpsychism, the view that consciousness pervades the universe and is a fundamental feature of it. Goff is the author of Why? The Purpose of the Universe (Oxford University Press, 2023), Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness (Vintage, 2019), Consciousness and Fundamental Reality, and the co-editor of Is Consciousness Everywhere? Essays on Panpsychism (Imprint Academic, 2022). Goff has published many acdemic articles as well as writing extensively for newspapers and magazines, including Scientific American, The Guardian, Aeon, and the Times Literary Supplement.
Neither atheism nor theism adequately explains reality. That is why we must consider the middle ground between the two
Philosophy of science
Is the Universe a conscious mind?
Cosmopsychism might seem crazy, but it provides a robust explanatory model for how the Universe became fine-tuned for life
Is taxation theft?
The assumption that you own the contents of your pay-packet, although almost universal, is demonstrably confused
Philosophy of mind
Panpsychism is crazy, but it’s also most probably true