Alberto Cavallarin
Independent researcher

Beyond Subjective and Objective, Beyond Human: Mysticism, Truth, and Other Speculations.

In 2019 I wrote a very speculative essay on psychedelic substances, mysticism, and the nature of reality. In it I argued that mystical experiences allow one to glimpse into the fundamental Unity of everything. The essay was entertaining, but the argument itself mediocre. Either way, that essay is the reason why I am here. Four years have passed. Since then I moved to a different country and I finished a Master degree. My Master’s thesis touched on the same topics as that essay: mystical experiences and what they can tell us about Reality, if anything at all. In this talk I look back at my essay from 2019 and assess it in light of what I have learned in the past four years.

Alberto Cavallarin completed a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy) and a Research Master Degree in Philosophy at Utrecht University (Netherlands). He graduated with a thesis on the metaphysical status of mystical experiences. His current interests include religious diversity, the problem of incommensurable worldviews, and various topics in (meta)metaphysics.