Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist and writer who works privately in London, and otherwise lives on the Isle of Skye.
He is committed to the idea that the mind and brain can be understood only by seeing them in the broadest possible context, that of the whole of our physical and spiritual existence, and of the wider human culture in which they arise – the culture which helps to mould, and in turn is moulded by, our minds and brains.
1) Can you believe the brain is fundamental without being a reductionist?
2) Is the equivocation over brains ‘causing’ social phenomena resolvable?
3) Is it appropriate to sharply differentiate the science from the metaphor?
4) How much does the ambiguity over agency matter?