iain mcgilchrist

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intro’d to Iain via this fb share by Sugata:


It is no secret that science is an establishment that rewards people who toe the line.

supposed to ness


Education ought to be about drawing something out, not putting something in.

what is ed

it should be making them think about all the things that people in other times, in other places, believed…One of the things that impresses me is how fantastically insightful people living 2000 years ago were.

this part is great.. but that is putting something in.. drawing out ness begs we have no agenda.. not even history..

the absolutely key thing is to look for what it is that we may be missing, not for all the things that people are saying.

a nother way is possible.. and.. we’re missing it.. because we can’t seem to let go all the way(s)

It’s not until you consider other people’s truths that you begin to see how complex truth is, and you begin to doubt your immediate reactions – and that is the beginning of wisdom, when you start doubting the truths that you held.


no truth is an absolute truth

we’ll only discover if we look for what is likely to be hidden.. eric lightus.. nature likes to hide..

educate them broadly in the history of ideas..

that’s putting in ness..

nobody should count themself educated if they don’t know enough about the history of their own culture.. the history of ideas in the west


dang.. so spot on .. and then this.. seems there’s always a catch.. always some basic… in order for you to be.. educated..

and … aspects of literature.. and to some lesser extent.. alt views from other parts of world and other ages

whoa.. that curriculum (putting in ness) grew fast…

to see our dogmas in context.. is hugely important..

agree with this .. zoom dance ness.. but not so much how to get there..

i like his original take.. that ed is the drawing out ness..

so let’s try this..let’s try.. a mech deep/simple/open enough.. to listen to 7 bn curiosities.. let’s trust that..


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Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, doctor, writer, and former Oxford literary scholar. McGilchrist came to prominence after the publication of his book The Master and His Emissary, subtitled The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

McGilchrist read English at New College, Oxford, but having published Against Criticism in 1982, he later retrained in medicine and has been a neuroimaging researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital in south London. McGilchrist is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has three times been elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

According to his web site, McGilchrist currently works privately as a consultant psychiatrist in London, and otherwise lives on the Isle of Skye, off the coast of Scotland.


intro’d to Iain while watching Jim Al-Khalili‘s secret life of chaos