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A World in Two Minds
A World in Two Minds

A World in Two Minds

Why we must change our thinking to change our future

SOCIAL SCIENCE

256 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

Publication Date: July 2018

ISBN 9780856835216

Rights: WOR X EUR

Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers (Jul 2018)
Shepheard-Walwyn

Price: $26.95
 
 

Overview

Society is in a state of chaos; yet almost all life stresses are human-made. Our species is literally making itself sick. In A World in Two Minds, Kenny Jamieson considers the two complex adaptive systems behind the chaos – the individual mind and the global mind – and how the latter emerges, in the form of culture, from the former. We have a global cognitive imbalance due to the dominance of the mechanistic worldview of scientific materialism, which is strongly rooted in the left mind and Western culture. Over centuries, this bias has gradually dissociated us from the right mind, lowering consciousness, denaturing the human condition and negatively impacting our health. Today, life offers the human race both opportunity and danger. Our global mind could evolve to a higher cognitive plane where harmony, health and happiness prevail, but it could just as easily disintegrate, leading to catastrophic conflict. Our future is unknown but whatever we bring forth will be the output of the global mind we collectively create. Critically, everyone has a role to play. Any one of us could be the final catalyst which tips our whole human system into a new era.

Author Biography

KW Jamieson graduated in Social Sciences from Edinburgh University and then applied his passion for socio-cultural anthropology in the fields of marketing and innovation. He founded his own consultancy specializing in the application of 'whole-brain' thinking to the challenges facing modern business and society. His book synthesizes over 30 years of study and learning across human anthropology, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, sociology and behavioral economics.