Reviews

  • "In Galileo’s Error, Philip Goff argues for a new approach to the scientific study of consciousness. He offers an accessible and compelling analysis of why our felt experience continues to elude scientific explanation and why the theories that describe consciousness as a fundamental feature of matter have been neglected—and why they now deserve serious consideration. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of consciousness studies."

    Annaka Harris, best-selling author of Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind
  • "Goff’s ideas are radical, but his arguments are rigorous and the book is a pleasure to read. I recommend it to anyone who wants to come to grips with mystery of consciousness."

    David Chalmers, New York University
  • "In this provocative, brave and clearly written book, Goff makes a compelling case for an initially absurd thesis."

    Lee Smolin, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • "Galileo’s Error is wonderful introduction to this ancient set of beliefs and how panpsychism can give rise to a naturalized form of spirituality that can overcome the alienation we all feel in today’s globalized world that is beginning to fracture"

    Christof Koch, President and chief scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science