Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. He is Co-Director both of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science and the CIFAR Program in Brain, Mind, and Consciousness. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Neuroscience of Consciousness and Engagement Fellow for the Wellcome Trust.
Books by Anil Seth
Interviews with Anil Seth
Nearly every human has a sense of self, a feeling that we are located in a body that’s looking out at the world and experiencing it over the course of a lifetime. Some people even think of it as a soul or other nonphysical reality that is yet somehow connected to the blood and bones that make up our bodies. How things seem, however, is quite often an unreliable guide to how things are, says neuroscientist Anil Seth. Here he recommends five key books that led him to his own understanding of consciousness, and explores why it is that what is likely an illusion can be so utterly convincing.
Interviews where books by Anil Seth were recommended
Being You: A New Science of Consciousness
by Anil Seth
Critical Lives: Hannah Arendt
by Samantha Rose Hill
The Case for Rage: Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle
by Myisha Cherry
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
by Oliver Burkeman
Free: Coming of Age at the End of History
by Lea Ypi
Nigel Warburton—the philosopher, broadcaster and creator of the popular Philosophy Bites podcast—selects five of the best public philosophy books published in 2021, including a defence of righteous rage, an examination of the concept of ‘time management,’ and an intellectual biography of the political philosopher and Holocaust survivor Hannah Arendt.