Consciousness Unbound: Liberating Mind from the Tyranny of Materialism by Edward Kelly, et al. (2021)
Building on the groundbreaking research of Irreducible Mind (2006) and Beyond Physicalism (2015), Edward Kelly and Paul Marshall gather a cohort of leading scholars to address the most recent advances in the psychology of consciousness. Currently emerging as a middle ground between warring fundamentalisms of religion and science, an expanded science-based understanding of nature finally accommodates empirical realities of spiritual sorts while also rejecting rationally untenable overbeliefs.
The vision sketched in this 2021 book provides an antidote to the prevailing postmodern disenchantment of the world and demeaning of human possibilities. It not only more accurately and fully reflects our human condition but engenders hope and encourages ego-surpassing forms of human flourishing. It offers reasons for us to believe that freedom is real, that our human choices matter, and that we have barely scratched the surface of our human potentials. It also addresses the urgent need for a greater sense of worldwide community and interdependence – a sustainable ethos – by demonstrating that under the surface we and the world are much more extensively interconnected than previously recognized.