Chopra, Bennett, and physics/consciousness issues
I think that, Schopenhauer apart, J.G. Bennett produced an approach to doing science while dealing with issues of consciousness that can help to forestall the trouble Chopra gets into. Bennett’s work is highl flawed, as we have said here many times, but if you dance around it gingerly it can keep you away from some typical mistakes. Thus I think that Chopra’s attempt to say the universe is alive, and/or related to ‘god’ in some sense, is no better than what he critiques. It seems to move in the right direction, but creates its own problems.
We should review some of Bennett’s thinking here again, maybe, and we can see that we can still do good science, with this different perspective on the sidelines. Maybe.