The Goldster Magazine Show with Humphrey

with Iain McGilchrist Author of The Matter With Things
13 August 2024

Iain McGilchrist is a leading psychiatrist with a vast body of work and connections around the world. In his latest book The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World, Iain asks blunt questions that rattle around in many of our minds. Who are we? What is the world? How can we understand consciousness, matter, space and time? Is the cosmos without purpose or value? Can we really neglect the sacred and divine? He knows how different sides of our brain work to feed into what is our character, our emotions and each of us as a person. 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.

Philip Pullman named The Matter with Things as his book of the year. And the questions keep coming: Is the world essentially inert and mechanical – nothing but a collection of things for us to use? Are we ourselves nothing but the playthings of chance, embroiled in a war of all against all? Why, indeed, are we engaged in destroying everything that is valuable to us? Join The Goldster Magazine Show for this fascinating conversation when Humphrey Hawksley will be talking to Iain McGilchrist at 1pm UK time on Tuesday August 13th 2024.