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Ralston College presents a lecture with Iain McGilchrist followed by a discussion and audience Q & A with Stephen Blackwood. McGilchrist’s presentation is inspired by his new book, The Matter With Things, and his central thesis and basic observation is that every thing is dependent on its opposite. He examines this paradox across an impressive range of thinkers, texts, and traditions: from Iroquois legend and Japanese gardens to Romantic poetry and modern physics. McGilchrist also explores the ramifications of this understanding of existence for our current moment and articulates how an over-emphasis on left-hemisphere thinking has led us to a depletion of meaning and happiness precisely because we pursue such things as ends in themselves.
The event took place online on October 26th, 2021.
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