“Cosmopsychism might seem crazy,” says philosopher Phillip Goff, “but it provides a robust explanatory model for how the universe became fine-tuned for life.”
Emergence, as a perceptual surprise, can’t explain the mind because emergence presupposes the mind.
What is it that we are most sure of? It’s a fundamental question, the object of philosophical analysis for millennia.
John West reviews two books by conservatives, Yuval Levin and Eric Cohen, who “seem more interested in criticizing their fellow conservatives who challenge Darwinism than in criticizing Darwinism itself.”
The question about the material/immaterial nature of abstract thought is crucial to the debate over the plausibility of materialism.