New Analytic Idealism literature

This summer lots of exciting new literature on Analytic Idealism is coming out, some of which you may already have noticed. If not, this brief post provides an overview.

My new book, Science Ideated, is coming out. Like my earlier Brief Peeks Beyond, it is a collection of re-edited, previously published essays. Many of the original essays are now behind pay- or registration-walls, so the book provides a one-stop-shop for them all. The originals were also edited to conform to the specific editorial requirements of the respective publishers, and therefore did not fully embody my style or the entirety of the message I wanted to put forward. The versions published in the new book, on the other hand, are more complete, up-to-date and authentic as far as my tone is concerned. The book also has two never-before-seen essays, which I personally think are particularly important. The overall theme is the emergence of a new theory of reality for basing a scientific way of looking upon nature. The times are most definitely changing and this book aims to capture these changes in a clear, explicit but concise manner.

New audio editions of three of my previous books have now also just been published by Tantor Media. You can click on the figures below for more information. More Than Allegory, in particular, is delightful in audio, as the book was written in a kind of story-telling format from its inception. Part III is literally a story, almost a novel, although loosely based on real events. I am very happy that it has now got an audio edition.

My best-seller, Why Materialism Is Baloney, has now been published in Spanish, in hardcover format, by ATALANTA. The book has a delightfully high production quality, and I have high hopes for the effect it will have in the Spanish-speaking world. Although books in Spain are mostly sold through brick-and-mortar book shops (a very old tradition in the Iberian peninsula, which I personally love), there is an amazon page for it as well. Click on the picture to go there and see more details.

I  hope this material is of some value to you!



  1. Hi Bernardo, your work has come up in SPR lectures as a step toward a possible theory of how we can account for all the bizarre (from a materialist perspective) phenomena which we come across in psychical research (e.g NDEs, poltergeists, memories of previous lives etc etc). A typical materialist approach is simple denial. I would love you to write a book which links and expands on Brief Peeks Beyond to encompass a wider variety of phenomena which we have good evidence for (as detailed for example in 'Irreducible Mind' by Kelly et al.).

    1. I second your motion, shiffy, and would only add my opinion that Frederic Myers' magnum opus--"Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death"--remains far and away the most incisive and comprehensive analysis of what's possibly going on here. The striking difference in existential passion and piercing insight between "Human Personality" and "Irreducible Mind" (which I nevertheless also enjoyed reading) is evidence beyond all doubt, at least for me, that we've gone backwards in our imaginative thinking and ethical courage during the viciously materialistic neoliberal era following the late 19th/early 20th centuries. The primary reason that it's now easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of (admittedly) ecocidal and imperialistic capitalism is this diminishment--no, debasement--of human subjectivity. On the deepest level, this is what Bernardo and philosophical idealists like him are up against.

    2. Hi Newton, currently reading "Human Personality" and agree that it is most incisive. I don't know how much Bernardo has engaged with people like Myers' work but would love to see a bridge being built between modern idealism and historical works including esoteric traditions. I suspect that he has concentrated more on modern investigations e.g quantum physics, psychedelic research etc. as he is keen not to be seen as tainted by "woo" and "new age" associations and hence taken seriously in the scientific and wider academic community. I can understand that, modern materialism can be vicious. But I think that Bernardo has moved beyond cancellation concerns and can now deliver his own "magnus opus".

    3. Bernardo may well have it in him, shiffy, to bridge the gap between and unite in spirit philosophical and ethical idealism. Myers and the early spiritualists and psychic researchers--many men like Arthur Conan Doyle, many women like Cora Scott Hatch--left a shimmering wake to follow, and Bernardo, once he focuses on his destination, is a strong and resolute swimmer. Time will tell if this stuff attracts his attention, as it has with ours.

    4. Count me in as one more vote for Bernardo taking a look in this direction. I notice a chapter in Science Ideated called “Metaphysics and Woo”. Waiting to see that when it comes out.

    5. I'm studying "The Philosophy of Science" in the Autumn with one of Oxford's Continuing Education programmes so this new book will be an excellent source of ideas. Looking forward to reading Bernardo's writings on this.