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Philip Goff

Professor of Philosophy, Durham University

Dr Philip Goff is Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. His research focuses on consciousness and the ultimate nature of reality. Goff is best known for defending panpsychism, the view that consciousness pervades the universe and is a fundamental feature of it. Goff’s books include 'Why? The Purpose of the Universe,' 'Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness,' 'Consciousness and Fundamental Reality,' and 'Is Consciousness Everywhere? Essays on Panpsychism.' Goff has published many academic articles as well as writing extensively for newspapers and magazines, including Scientific American, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Aeon, and the Times Literary Supplement.

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  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Durham University


  • 2006 
    Reading University, PhD Philosophy