Thoughts in Between: exploring how technology collides with politics, culture and society

Erik Hoel: The search for a theory of consciousness in reality and fiction

May 03, 2021 Matt Clifford: Co-founder of Entrepreneur First Season 1 Episode 11
Thoughts in Between: exploring how technology collides with politics, culture and society
Erik Hoel: The search for a theory of consciousness in reality and fiction
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Thoughts in Between: exploring how technology collides with politics, culture and society
Erik Hoel: The search for a theory of consciousness in reality and fiction
May 03, 2021 Season 1 Episode 11
Matt Clifford: Co-founder of Entrepreneur First

Erik Hoel is a neuroscientist whose work we’ve discussed in Thoughts in Between before. But he’s also an excellent writer of fiction: his first novel, The Revelations, has just been published in the US and is available in the UK from 13 May 2021. It’s a brilliant novel of ideas centered on the search for a theory of consciousness. It’s one of the best things I’ve read this year and this discussion is a spoiler-free introduction to some of its big themes: the sociology of science, the nature of ambition and, of course, consciousness itself.

Enjoy this conversation with Erik Hoel.

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Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com.

Show Notes

Erik Hoel is a neuroscientist whose work we’ve discussed in Thoughts in Between before. But he’s also an excellent writer of fiction: his first novel, The Revelations, has just been published in the US and is available in the UK from 13 May 2021. It’s a brilliant novel of ideas centered on the search for a theory of consciousness. It’s one of the best things I’ve read this year and this discussion is a spoiler-free introduction to some of its big themes: the sociology of science, the nature of ambition and, of course, consciousness itself.

Enjoy this conversation with Erik Hoel.

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Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com.