On episode 25, we welcome philosopher Keith Frankish to discuss how consciousness is an illusion created by our brains, cognitive biases and how they affect our mental health, and how learning about them can alter our actions.
Keith Frankish is a philosopher of consciousness. He studies its constituent parts, explaining how they work together to produce your experience of yourself and the world around you.
How do you know what’s real and what isn’t? Philosophers and neuroscientists are steering away from a materialist view of the world, arguing that the reality in our brains isn’t an accurate representation of the exterior world.
Our brains are prone to distorting reality, ourselves, and our conceptions of our lives. Knowing this can help distance us from our toxic beliefs and cause us to evaluate them from an outsider’s view, thus shaping our emotions and decisions.