This area of Channel McGilchrist is dedicated to articles of interest on contemporary topics as chosen by Dr Iain McGilchrist.
The Matter with Things: Peterson and McGilchrist | #278
Running Time: 1:54:56 The two hemispheres of the human brain are explicitly different and both incredibly complex. Dr. Iain McGilchrist joins to discuss and explore the science of philosophy, covering everything from our ability to reason to how art can cross...
A Conversation Between Iain McGilchrist and David Bentley Hart
Running Time: 01:59:45
Attention and Worldview in International Development, Iain McGilchrist & Ameer Shaheed
Running Time: 01:40:11
Iain McGilchrist & Isabela Granic: Intergenerational Wisdom for a World Unravelling
Running Time: 01:39:45
Wonder and Enchantment – Iain McGilchrist and Patrick Curry
FREE online event in which Iain and Patrick will be discussing the phenomenon of enchantment, especially the experience of wonder that is at its heart. Why does it matter? And what are some of its attributes and dynamics? We shall also look at how it relates to the two modes of right and left brain hemispheres, and why it might be a possible effect of their integration, and therefore a life of sanity.
Festival of Writing & Ideas
16th June to 18th June 2023 Event description. 2023 will be the eleventh edition of Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas, and we are proud to have weathered the last few years to bring you another intimate and invigorating weekend, in a place as beautiful as...
THE MATTER WITH THINGS: OUR BRAINS, OUR DELUSIONS, AND THE UNMAKING OF THE WORLD
28th June 2023 (17.30 to 18.30) Event description. Iain McGilchrist will address some of the oldest and hardest questions humanity faces – ones that have a practical urgency. Who are we? What is the world? How can we understand consciousness, matter, space and time?...
The Realisation Festival (St. Giles, Dorset, UK)
29th June 2023 to 2nd July 2023 Event description. Realisation is a gathering that is part retreat, part symposium at St Giles House, Dorset. It is for those actively working at the interface between society and soul, and who feel the gravity of our times. Over the...
Dr Iain McGilchrist: We are living in a deluded world
Running Time: 01:13:38
Beyond the Mechanistic Conception of Reality – Iain McGilchrist & Philip Goyal in Conversation
Running Time: 01:41:19
Iain McGilchrist in conversation with the Swedish publishers of The Master & His Emissary
Running Time: 01:08:14
The world is not a problem – Iain McGilchrist and Dougald Hine
Running Time: 01:04:12
Understanding The Matter with Things Dialogues Episode 29: Epilogue
Running Time: 00:54:33
The Matter With Things: The Case for Shifting Our Attention – in person event
9th May 2023 (in person event) Event description. In person at: La Fabrique de la Paix - Geneva Graduate Institute Maison de la Paix (Petal 2, 4th Floor) Chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2 1202 Genève On the 9th of May the Geneva Graduate Institute’s Fabrique de la Paix will be...
Perspectives on the Nature of Reality To Inform Systemic Change – in person event – in person event
8th May 2023 (registration 5th May latest due to limited spaces) Event description. The event aims to share an innovative and trans-disciplinary thesis addressing the nature of reality, from the perspective of the human brain and philosophy. It hopes to bring a fresh...
The Master’s Theory of Everything: A review of Iain McGilchrist’s The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World – author Marius Dorobantu, from ‘Reviews in Science, Religion and Theology’, 2023, 2-1, pp. 6-17.
Abstract: When pointing towards inanimate objects, chimpanzees use their right hand, whereas when pointing towards living creatures, they do it with their left. Such a striking difference can, to some extent, also be noticeable in humans: for grasping things, we...
Two Minds – by Wendell Berry
Abstract: Human orders – scientific, artistic, social, economic, and political – are fictions. They are untrue, not because they necessarily are false, but because they necessarily are incomplete. All of our human orders, however inclusive we may try to make them,...
Science and Metaphysics: A Family Quarrel? by Iain McGilchrist – from the Marginalia Review of Books
Abstract: In the lecture series given in Cambridge in 1951 that formed the basis of his book Science & Humanism, the physicist Erwin Schrödinger observed: It seems plain and self-evident, yet it needs to be said: the isolated knowledge obtained by a group of...
The Matter with Things: A day’s seminar with Dr Iain McGilchrist: In person event in London
A special thank you to all attendees for making this such a wonderful event, both in person and online. The recording of this event is now available for purchase using the form below. Event description This exclusive day with Iain McGilchrist live on stage is his only...
Iain McGilchrist, Michael Levin and Richard Watson conversation 2
Running Time: 00:58:22
Imagination: A Way to Remake the World – Iain McGilchrist & Phoebe Tickell
Running Time: 01:37:19
Resurgence Talks: Dr Iain McGilchrist, ‘The Value of Values’
Running Time: 01:28:05
Are we unmaking the world? Iain McGilchrist & Bonnitta Roy in Conversation
Running Time: 01:39:39
Iain McGilchrist in conversation with ‘The Nocturnist’: speaking about his book ‘The Master and his Emissary’
Understanding The Matter with Things Dialogues Episode 28: Ch 28 The sense of the sacred
Running Time: 2:13:12
“The Matter with Things” – Dr Iain McGilchrist on epistemology and metaphysics
Running Time: 01:28:31
Valueception: What does it mean to ‘see’ value? with Zak Stein
Running Time: 01:40:47
The Scientific & Medical Network present Dr. Iain McGilchrist – What is the Matter with Things?
17th April 2023 Europe/London 7.30pm to 9.30pm Event description. Many of us are aware that the mindset of reductionist materialism is inadequate, but may find it harder to articulate why. My latest book, The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the...
Understanding The Matter with Things Dialogues Episode 27: Ch 27 Purpose, life, nature of the cosmos
Running Time: 1:03:03
Diagnosing the Sanity of our Historical Epoch with Bonnitta Roy
Wednesday 29th March 2023 Event description. Bonnitta Roy is an award winning author, philosopher and insight guide. She currently runs the Pop-Up School, an innovative online educational platform, and has previously held esteemed posts as a Professor in Residence for...
Resurgence Talk: Dr Iain McGilchrist, ‘The Value of Values’
Thursday 30th March 2023, 7.30 - 9.00 pm online, via ZoomEvent description. Values cannot be directly observed or measured, and yet are so powerful that they govern the nature and course of individual lives, as well as the nature and course of a civilisation. What are...
Diagnosing the Sanity of our Historical Epoch with Bonnitta Roy
Wednesday 29th March, 7pm in the UK, online Event description. Bonnitta Roy is an award winning author, philosopher and insight guide. She currently runs the Pop-Up School, an innovative online educational platform, and has previously held esteemed posts as a...
Attention as a moral Act: Iain McGilchrist & Jonathan Rowson in Conversation
Running Time: 01:36:55
How the brain works – Iain McGilchrist in conversation with Jack Light
Running Time: 01:04:59
Whole Brain – Whole Body, expanding the horizon of our being
Monday 20th March to Friday 24th March 2023 Event description. Our fragmented view of ourselves is reflected in our fragmented world. Bringing together science, traditional wisdom and direct experience, we will explore the realms of our inner and outer ecologies, to...
Understanding The Matter with Things Dialogues Episode 26: Chapter 26 Value
Running Time: 1:21:41
Iain McGilchrist and Caroline Ross in conversation
Running Time: 00:51:05
HOW OUR BRAINS MODEL REALITY & THE TRUE NATURE OF THE WORLD | IAIN MCGILCHRIST
Imagination and Truth – Iain McGilchrist in conversation with Roger Wagner and Malcolm Guite
Running Time: 01:09:41
Understanding The Matter with Things Dialogues Episode 25: Chapter 25 Matter and consciousness
Running Time: 1:59:25