Iain McGilchrist

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Iain McGilchrist
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McGilchrist in 2018
Born 1953
Nationality British
Occupation Psychiatrist, writer, lecturer
Known for The book The Master and His Emissary

Iain McGilchrist (born 1953)[1] is a psychiatrist, writer, and former Oxford literary scholar.[2] McGilchrist came to prominence after the publication of his book The Master and His Emissary, subtitled The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.[2]

McGilchrist read English at New College, Oxford, but having published Against Criticism in 1982,[3] he later retrained in medicine and has been a neuroimaging researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital in south London.[3] McGilchrist is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has three times been elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.[3]

According to his web site in 2009, at the time The Master and His Emissary was published, McGilchrist worked privately as a consultant psychiatrist in London. He still lives on the Isle of Skye, off the coast of Scotland and continues to write, and to deliver many lectures and interviews.[4]

In 2019 it was reported that McGilchrist has been working on a new book of epistemology and metaphysics, The Matter With Things, which was published on 9 November 2021 by Perspectiva Press, London.[5][6]

Selected works

References

  1. Staff (2019). "The Divided Brain". Paris Institute of Political Studies. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kingerlee, Roger; Testa, Rita (2011). "Review of The Master and his Emissary". Neuropsychoanalysis. Karnac Books for the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society. 12 (2): 222–226.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Staff (2009). "Scientific and Medical Network Annual Gathering 2009 (pdf)" (PDF). The Scientific and Medical Network. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. McGilchrist, Iain (2009). "About Iain – Iain McGilchrist". iainmcgilchrist.com. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> From the author's web site 'About' page.
  5. Staff (2019). "About Iain – Iain McGilchrist". iainmcgilchrist.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Staff (2019). "A Day of Consciousness". The Weekend University. Archived from the original on 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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