I have been absent from this space for a couple of weeks now, which is not my normal way of managing the blog. The thing is, I have been spending most of my available time experimenting with communication through another medium: video. In this YouTube and Vimeo day and age, many of you suggested that I did that. So I thought I'd give it a try, even as a way to balance out the manner in which I communicate: so far, it has been almost entirely in written form, except for the couple of radio interviews I give each month. In this spirit, I want to share with you here the early results of my initiative. Here are the two first-released videos (episodes one and five) of an interview series encompassing eight videos, six of which are yet to be finished over the coming months. The first video, above, basically lays some ground work for what follows, by attempting to dispel the myth that science has (almost) explained all reality and, therefore, philosophy (particularly metaphysics) is no longer needed.
The second video, below, which is actually episode five (the episodes are being shot out of order), talks about a favorite topic of this blog: the relationship between the mind and the brain.
Both videos above are more analytical in structure, well supported by evidence, and the arguments are constructed according to strict logic. To seek a balance with the more artistic and dreamy aspect of our minds, there is also a more imaginative video which simply tells a story about the 'Otherworld'... a story that dances flirtatiously on the border between philosophy and art; between fact and fiction.
I hope you enjoy the videos!