The life and philosophy of Rory Stewart

Rethinking the future of conservatism

1st April 2024

Once neck and neck with Boris Johnson in the leadership race for the Conservative party, Rory Stewart sought to blaze a new socially liberal
trend within conservative politics. But how did come to his political philosophy, and more broadly, his philosophy of life? Now co-host with
Alastair Campbell of The Rest is Politics, and has written a critically acclaimed book, entitled ‘Politics on the Edge’. In this interview,
explore Stewarts ideas on heroism, compassion among conservativism, and how meditation helped form his spiritual philosophy. Isabel Hilton

Consciousness and material reality

Thinking outside the laws of physics

1st April 2024

Consciousness is widely seen as an impossible problem for materialism.  Furthermore, the phenomenon of consciousness disobeys the laws of physics. Join physicist and philosopher, Avshalom C. Elitzur as he makes a radical new proposal about the relationship between consciousness and material reality.

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Avshalom C. Elitzur is a Professor in the Centre for Quantum Studies at Chapman University in the United States. He is best known for his work on the Elitzur–Vaidman bomb-testing problem in quantum mechanics.

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