The world needs more thinkers capable of offering the breadth and depth of view that Iain McGilchrist offers. His latest work, The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World, begins from a substantialist view of the world built from materialist science to arrive at an elegant account of the world as process. McGilchrist defends an account of the world as process set against a substantialist account of a world of things—hence the titular epithet: The Matter With Things.

In exploring how our brains contribute to shaping our mind's construction of reality, McGilchrist draws together the domains of neuropsychology, epistemology, and metaphysics. How we can come to know, and the nature of what it is that is known, are subjects inextricable from the equipment we rely upon in our exploration. His contention is that today there is an urgent need to transform...

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