- IONS Film Project
"A Search for Truth and Wisdom" with Christian de Quincey (part 1 of 2)
Visionary: Christian de Quincey, PhD
Part 1 | Part 2
Christian explores consciousness by asking the questions, are we searching for truth or for wisdom? Are we looking for decisive facts about consciousness or for enlightening lived experience? Then he answers yes and both:
Every worldview expresses some deep truth—and is in error only if it claims possession of the whole truth. . . . That is, there is probably some deep kernel of uncommon truth in every worldview—whether scientific materialism, spiritual idealism, mind-body dualism, or panpsychism—and the task of honest philosophers is to uncover such truths. The task of great philosophers is to find how these uncommon truths cohere in a common reality.
He supports a shift toward inclusion where acceptance of the truth in every worldview begins to pull matter and spirituality together, and truth approaches wisdom.