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S4E21: A Brain Divided | Iain McGilchrist - Jordan B Peterson Podcast

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

13 May 2021

1hr 48mins

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S4E21: A Brain Divided | Iain McGilchrist - Jordan B Peterson Podcast

13 May 2021

1hr 48mins

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Quote

"Some people would rather deny obvious truths, then let go of cherished beliefs."

Ideas

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Attention is the way in which one disposes their consciousness to the world.
The quality of the world that comes to your attention is dependent on the quality of attention you bring to it.

And the quality of attention you pay changes you, the attender.

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Attention is the way in which one disposes their consciousness to the world.
The quality of the world that comes to your attention is dependent on the quality of attention you bring to it.

And the quality of attention you pay changes you, the attender.

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It's not just that our environment shapes us, and we in turn shape the environment.
It's that it's happening entirely simultaneously.

It's a co-creation of something that isn't just the unfolding of something that has already been made.

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It's not just that our environment shapes us, and we in turn shape the environment.
It's that it's happening entirely simultaneously.

It's a co-creation of something that isn't just the unfolding of something that has already been made.

3

It's often those that think they have the answer that will struggle to find answers.
Often there's always more to learn about something, and when you think you know something or have answers, you stop trying to understand more.

There are also things that don't have answers. You aren't obliged to finish the work, but you are not to cease from it either.

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It's often those that think they have the answer that will struggle to find answers.
Often there's always more to learn about something, and when you think you know something or have answers, you stop trying to understand more.

There are also things that don't have answers. You aren't obliged to finish the work, but you are not to cease from it either.

Questions

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Can you think of something that you're not supposed to find an answer to?

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Can you think of something that you're not supposed to find an answer to?

What else is in the episode

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Differences between the left and right sides of the brains

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Differences between the left and right sides of the brains

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The nature of implicit values and the idea of what we use the word God to describe

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The nature of implicit values and the idea of what we use the word God to describe

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Discussing the need for science to be embedded in a larger value structure

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Discussing the need for science to be embedded in a larger value structure

Who is Iain McGilchrist?

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A psychiatrist & author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

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A psychiatrist & author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

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