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The Matter With Things


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Table of Contents

Volume I

List of Figures x
List of Plates xiii
Acknowledgments xv
A Note to the Reader xvii

Introduction 3

Part One: The Hemispheres and the Means to Truth

Chapter 1 Some preliminaries: how we got here 53
Chapter 2 Attention 67
Chapter 3 Perception 105
Chapter 4 Judgment 135
Chapter 5 Apprehension 181
Chapter 6 Emotional and social intelligence 193
Chapter 7 Cognitive intelligence 225
Chapter 8 Creativity 239
Chapter 9 What schizophrenia and autism can tell us 305
Coda to Part I 371

Part Two: The Hemispheres and the Paths to Truth

Chapter 10 What is truth? 379
Chapter 11 Science's claims on truth 407
Chapter 12 The science of life: a study in left hemisphere capture 431
Chapter 13 Institutional science and truth 501
Chapter 14 Reason's claims on truth 547
Chapter 15 Reason's progeny 571
Chapter 16 Logic and paradox: a further study in left hemisphere capture 641
Chapter 17 Intuition's claims on truth 673
Chapter 18 The untimely demise of intuition 707
Chapter 19 Intuition, imagination and the unveiling of the world 753
Coda to Part II

Appendices to Volume I
Appendix 1 Hemisphere differences and creativity: an examination of Dietrich and Kanso's evidence 781
Appendix 2 Hoaxes are not confined to the field of science 793
Appendix 3 Why we should be sceptical of 'public science' 797
Credits for the colour plates in volume 1 809

Volume II

Part Three: The Unforeseen Nature of Reality

Chapter 20 The coincidentia oppositorum 813
Chapter 21 The One and the Many 843
Chapter 22 Time 881
Chapter 23 Flow and movement 945
Chapter 24 Space and matter 997
Chapter 25 Matter and consciousness 1037
Chapter 26 Value 1121
Chapter 27 Purpose, life and the nature of the cosmos 1167
Chapter 28 The sense of the sacred 1193
Coda to Part III 1305

Epilogue 1309

Appendices to Volume II
Appendix 4 What happens to time in depression 1337
Appendix 5 Hemisphere differences and morality: review of neuropsychological evidence 1343
Appendix 6 Hemisphere differences and beauty: review of neuropsychological evidence 1349
Appendix 7 Hemisphere differences and spirituality: review of neuropsychological evidence 1357
Appendix 8 The 'incompatibility' of science and religion, and the harmful nature of religion: some evidence to the contrary 1361

Bibliography 1377
Index of Topics 1561
Index of Names 1568

Credits for the colour plates in volume II 1579

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