Reply To: The Unbearable Wholeness of Beings (from a footnote in TMWT Chapter 12)

  • David Baum

    February 17, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Hi! Thanks for this reference!

    One great thing about Dr. McGilchrist’s philosophy is that it can be comprehended in a flash, right-hemisphere style. I think it’s interesting that Talbott has to *argue* — left hemisphere style — for not treating
    organisms as machines. Once the difference has been pointed out, it
    seems like it should be obvious.

    But it’s not obvious to many people, and that’s our whole problem, isn’t it? The same sad dynamic applies to the widespread view that “humans are separate from nature,” a view characteristic of the left hemisphere apprehending the world in parts rather than as a continuous flow.

    The consequence is that we (humanity) treat the entire world as a “machine,” with predicable, disastrous results!