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Christofer and writer Jake Orthwein speak about the interaction between self and the world in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Jake's Youtube-channel, the tension behind your face, nonduality, monism and Cartesian dualism, embodiment, the difference between conjectural knowledge and knowledge by acquaintance, representation, existential benefits of CR, and other related topics.
Jake Orthwein is a writer and filmmaker based in Santa Monica, CA. He studied film and cognitive science at the University of Southern California and currently works as Director of Media for the Psychology of Technology Institute, an academic non-profit focused on improving research on the human-technology relationship. He is also a long term meditator.
(2:20) - Jake’s new YouTube venture
(5:56) - Chris’ favorite meditation tweets by Jake
(16:01) - Chris’ experience of no-self when hiking
(20:44) - Nonduality vs monism
(27:54) - Embodiment and the boundary between self and other
(33:28) - Gay thought afternoon
(37:31) - The nature of life
(44:17) - Psychedelic experiences of unity
(49:50) - What is consciousness?
(51:27) - Knowledge by description and by acquaintance
(59:03) - The dualism within CR
(1:06:20) - Reifying the creative program
(1:10:50) - Existentialism and CR
(1:16:52) - Embodiment and the brain in the vat
(1:22:14) - Ideas and propositions