February 13, 2015 – Trying Not to Try: The Art & Science of Spontaneity

My guest today is Edward Slingerland, professor of Asian Studies and the Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition at the University of British Columbia. He is an internationally renowned expert in Chinese thought, comparative religion, and cognitive science. He has written more than 20 academic articles, and several books. His most recent book is Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity.

Other Books:
Confucius Analects
The Essential Analects
Effortless Action: Wu-wei As Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China
What Science Offers the Humanities: Integrating Body and Culture
Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities