Ed Kelly Interview Science, Skeptics and the Study of Consciousness

Ed Kelly has been active in parapsychology for several decades and is being recognized for his sustained efforts to explore the ramifications of psi phenomena for the mind-brain relationship, and the challenge posed by anomalous phenomena for reductionist physicalism more broadly.

In this video, John Cleese is interviewing UVA DOPS research faculty member and author Dr. Edward F. Kelly, about current issues regarding scientific inquiry into the nature of consciousness. They discuss science, skeptics, and the study of consciousness. Dr. Kelly’s recent books include “Irreducible Mind” and “Beyond Physicalism”. You will find descriptions of and links to these important books here The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) is a research unit within the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia Health System. The research faculty of the Division are known internationally for their expertise and research integrity in the investigation of phenomena relevant to the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world.