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Big Sofa Interview - Iain McGilchrist

Monday 9th May - 05:15 PM BST

Big Sofa Interview - Iain McGilchrist

The world isn't made of things

"Assumptions cloud our vision and the assumption of a materialist world composed of ‘things’ is the greatest impediment we face.”


With a background in psychiatry, neuroimaging, and philosophy, Iain McGilchrist has a unique perspective on the world, the mind, and everything in between.

At IAI Live May he joins Alexis Papazoglou to unpick the reductionist, physical picture of the world in favour of one with music, art and mythology at its heart.

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Big Sofa Interview -  The Lounge
The world isn't made of things, with Iain McGilchrist

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Documentary Screening - DOKBOX Cinema
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Solo Talk - The Arena
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Music - The Stage
Ren Harvieu

Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist is psychiatrist and writer, best known for his book 'The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.' A former Consultant Psychiatrist at the Bethlem Royal, his new book 'The Matter With Things' explores the ways to truth and what is true.

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