Dante, cosmology, and a conversation at Rupert Sheldrake’s 80th do

Bernard Carr is a leading cosmologist who worked with Stephen Hawking and now investigates time, multidimensionality and consciousness, amongst other things.

Bernardo Kastrup cites him as at the vanguard of the great task to integrate matter and mind.

So I was delighted to get the chance to ask Bernard about images from Dante.

We talked about relational cosmologies as advocated by Carlo Rovelli, who has talked about being inspired by Dante, and whether alternative images from the Divine Comedy might illuminate his own approaches, as well as our understanding.