Ep 44 - PETER SJOSTEDT-H gets deep into psychedelic vis-à-vis panpsychism, transhumanism, and neo-nihilism Philoshophy | Origins of karnak (Marvel's Inhumans)

We become blind to the significance of reality in everyday life because we’re too focused on practical needs.
— Peter Sjostedt-H

Peter Sjöstedt-H is an Anglo-Scandinavian philosopher who specialises in the thought of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Whitehead within the fields of Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics – especially with regard to panpsychism and altered states of sentience. Peter received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Continental Philosophy from the University of Warwick, where he was awarded a first-class distinction for his dissertation on Kant and Schelling in relation to ‘intellectual intuition’. He subsequently became a Philosophy Lecturer in London for six years but is now engaged in his PhD at Exeter University where he also teaches philosophy modules and writing skills. Peter is the author of Noumenautics and an inspiration behind the new inhuman philosopher Marvel Superhero, Karnak.

  • Philosopher (Whitehead, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche)
  • Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics
  • Author or Noumenautics: metaphysics – meta-ethics – psychedelics

Show Notes

  • Panpsychism 
  • Explanatory gap - how consciousness relates to the brain
  • Sentience emerges by degree
  • Consciousness vs sentience
  • Spirits and animism
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Arthur North Whitehead 
  • Panpsychism vs modern science
  • Epiphenomenalism
  • Is it better to live as animals in accordance to nature?
  • Purpose of life
  • Happiness vs progression
  • Transhumanism
  • Technology is another representation of nature
  • Hive mind of artificial intelligence
  • Algorithms for future prediction
  • Just because it's natural doesn't mean it has sentience
  • Where does sentience begin and end?
  • Christianity 
  • Psychedelics enhancing the senses of consciousness
  • Significance of reality 
  • Losing the metaphysical elements in religion
  • Synergistic link between philosophy and psychedelic drug use
  • Psychonauts
  • New discoveries of psychedelic substances
  • Peak psychedelic experiences as an evolutionary advantage
  • How to measure consciousness
  • Phenomenology
  • Neo-Nihilism 
  • Marvel's Karnak
  • Nihilism
  • Changing morality 
  • Questioning if suffering is really "bad"
  • Becoming more of who you are under psychedelics
  • Darker side of psychedelics and nihilism
  • Do entities in psychedelic realms possess any awareness?
  • Solipsism 
  • Limited consciousness due to evolution
  • The limitations of vocabulary
  • Noumenautics
  • Peak experiences for philosophical realizations
  • Integration into society
  • Living an authentic life


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