Interview: J.P. Moreland – The Substance of Consciousness

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Published on 02/23/2024

Greg talks to J.P. Moreland, author of The Substance of Consciousness, about the significance of the topic of our souls, developing our soul, reasons to think we have a soul, whether we could be in a simulation, machines becoming conscious, and more.


  • Interview: J.P. Moreland, author of The Substance of Consciousness: A Comprehensive Defense of Contemporary Substance Dualism (00:00)
  • What’s the significance of this discussion for Christians? (14:00)
  • What is a soul, and what does having a soul mean for developing virtue in that soul? (22:00)
  • Why think we have a soul? (34:00)
  • Do you think souls are gendered? (50:00)
  • Are we in a simulation? (51:00)
  • If machines ever become conscious, would that prove we don’t have a soul? (53:00)
  • Quick thoughts on near death experiences (56:00)

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