The Dense Philosophy of Iain McGilchrist, Part 2—with Robert “Doc” Hall

In this session, we will attempt to deal with McGilchrist’s take on religion. The most readable sections on this are at the end of Appendix 7 and through Appendix 8, way at the end of The Matter with Things. The first issue is what is religion. Then in Appendix 8, he takes up four issues: 1) Scientists and religious belief. 2) Religious institutions and science. 3) Religion as brainwashing. And 4) Religious belief and the health of individuals and societies. After all this, he minimally deals with a global ideology, economic expansion as mass psychosis—which is Doc’s favorite fallout from such discussions.

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