Wednesday, 7 Feb, 4:00pm – IRC-HPP-Pusey Seminar – “Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Future of the University” – Iain McGilchrist, University of Oxford
Universities face a number of challenges which threaten to make them less attractive and more expensive. Indeed, some seem already to consider universities increasingly irrelevant. Yet at their best they are – or should be – the stewards of a long tradition of scholarship, of the rigour, honesty and free discourse that alone can lead to truth, and the custodians of wisdom. Hemisphere theory may offer a lens through which to understand how we come to be in this predicament and how we can begin to extricate ourselves from it.
IAIN MCGILCHRIST is a literary scholar, consultant psychiatrist, and the noted author of the neuroscientific book, The Master and His Emissary (2009), and the epistemological and metaphysical book, The Matter With Things (2021).
This event is organised by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in collaboration with the Humane Philosophy Project and the Centre for Theology, Law, and Culture at Pusey House, with sponsorship from the John Templeton Foundation and the University of Warsaw.