Our intuitions have been shaped by natural selection to quickly provide life-saving information, and these evolved intuitions can still serve us in modern life… But our guts can deceive us as well, and “false intuitions” can arise in any number of ways, especially in domains of understanding — like science and philosophy — that evolution could never have foreseen.
Posts Categorized: Books
Today’s release on The Best of Making Sense feed:
“#159 CONSCIOUS. Sam speaks with his wife, Annaka Harris, about her book, CONSCIOUS: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind.”
I wrote an introduction for Judith Stenneken’s new photography book A Mountain is Only a Slow Wave. Judith undertakes parallel investigations into time and consciousness through her photographic work, and I hope my piece on impermanence serves to enhance the power of her images. Click the link below to read a preview of the essay and learn more about Judith’s beautiful and interesting project.
Talking to Anil Seth for my audio series helped further deepen and refine my understanding of how the experience of self is constructed. Enjoy this fascinating excerpt from his new book, Being You (and then read the book!):
I’m proud to share a discussion of my book by the wonderful Maria Popova on her “Brain Pickings” blog!