EPISODE TO BE RELEASED 15th JULY 2021
HOW IMPORTANT IS STORY TO HUMAN UNDERSTANDING?
In this episode we take a step away from science per se, to look at the role of story in the formation of our world views - for generations our only method alongside direct experience of understanding the world - as opposed the more modern method of hard data from scientific research that we tend to examine on Chasing Consciousness. So we’re continuing the all important job of our first series: to establish the limits of what science can know. And in this episode we’re going to start understanding how some of the story like information found in the psyche, and perhaps in the way our lives unfold, can give us clues to the nature of human reality and so support our scientific research in psychology.
So who better to help us navigate this troublesome academic area than award winning social anthropologist Dr Carla Stang. Carla earned her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She has held the position of Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and Associate Researcher at the University of Sydney, and was awarded the Frank Bell Memorial Prize for Anthropology from Cambridge. Based on her fieldwork with the Mehinaku, Carla wrote a book called “A Walk to the River in Amazonia” which we’ll be talking about here. She writes for the Dark Mountain collective which advocates Uncivilisation which I can’t wait to talk about, and has created a mysterious new project ‘Imaginal Futures’. Most recently she co-created the first Masters of Philosophy at Schumacher College, and is currently at work on a new book, an ecological, cross-disciplinary and collaborative project.