The Matter With Things

In November 2021, Iain McGilchrist published his new book – The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World. On this page I will collect links to posts I make related to the chapters of this new book. Posts related to McGilchrist’s prior book, The Master and his Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, can be found on a separate page on this blog, The Divided Brain.

Introductory Posts

The Matter with Things – Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist’s new book, The Matter with Things – further information

Publication of Iain McGilchrist’s new book. The Matter With Things

Posts relating to Volume 1. Part 1: The Hemispheres and the Means to Truth

Chapter 2: Attention

Chapter 3: Perception

Chapter 4: Judgment

Chapter 5: Apprehension

Chapter 6: Emotional and Social Intelligence

Chapter 7: Cognitive Intelligence

Posts relating to Volume 1. Part 2: The Hemispheres and the Paths to Truth

Chapter 10: What is Truth?

Chapter 11: Science’s Claims on Truth

Chapter 12: The Science of Life: a study in left hemisphere capture

Chapter 13: Institutional Science & Truth

Posts relating to Volume 2. What Then is True?

Chapter 20: The Coincidence of Opposites. A talk by Iain McGilchrist

Chapter 25: The Relationship between Matter and Consciousness. A talk by Iain McGilchrist

Chapter 26: What are Values? A talk by Iain McGilchrist

Chapter 28: The Sense of the Sacred. A talk by Iain McGilchrist

Posts made in 2019 prior to publication of The Matter With Things

On the Field & Field course in June of 2019, Iain McGilchrist shared with us some of the key ideas from his not yet published new book. My notes from this course are contained in the following posts: