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92 - Erik Hoel - Neuroscience and the Novel [Public Limited Version‪]‬ Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

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References

Erik’s novel, The Revelations (2021) can be found here and elsewhere:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revelations-Novel-Erik-Hoel-ebook/dp/B084ZKXQ12

For a fuller selection of Erik’s writing:
https://www.erikphoel.com/

Especially relevant to our conversation:
https://thebaffler.com/salvos/enter-the-supersensorium-hoel

Follow Erik on Twitter @erikphoel

Further References

Correspondence between Descartes and Princess Elisabeth:|
https://www.earlymoderntexts.com/assets/pdfs/descartes1643_1.pdf

Samuel Richardson, Clarissa: Or, The History of a Young Lady. Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life (1748)

George Eliot, Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life (1871–2)

Timestamps

2:57 Paracosmic play
6:59 Novels that deal with science
9:36 I analyse Erik’s writing style
12:30 New York City as a conscious organism
18:44 The iconoclast protagonist and the shortcomings of neuroscience
23:10 I read a passage from Erik’s novel
43:25 Dreams—a reading from the novel plus discussion
48:48 The advantage of literature over film and TV. The advantage of literature over science.
1:11:45 The rise of the MFAs
1:18:08 I read another passage from Erik’s novel

References

Erik’s novel, The Revelations (2021) can be found here and elsewhere:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revelations-Novel-Erik-Hoel-ebook/dp/B084ZKXQ12

For a fuller selection of Erik’s writing:
https://www.erikphoel.com/

Especially relevant to our conversation:
https://thebaffler.com/salvos/enter-the-supersensorium-hoel

Follow Erik on Twitter @erikphoel

Further References

Correspondence between Descartes and Princess Elisabeth:|
https://www.earlymoderntexts.com/assets/pdfs/descartes1643_1.pdf

Samuel Richardson, Clarissa: Or, The History of a Young Lady. Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life (1748)

George Eliot, Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life (1871–2)

Timestamps

2:57 Paracosmic play
6:59 Novels that deal with science
9:36 I analyse Erik’s writing style
12:30 New York City as a conscious organism
18:44 The iconoclast protagonist and the shortcomings of neuroscience
23:10 I read a passage from Erik’s novel
43:25 Dreams—a reading from the novel plus discussion
48:48 The advantage of literature over film and TV. The advantage of literature over science.
1:11:45 The rise of the MFAs
1:18:08 I read another passage from Erik’s novel

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