The Narrative Escape

An eBook on the psychological significance of narrative…

Mind Hacks

Please excuse me if I interrupt Vaughan’s normal programming to blow my own trumpet: My ebook “ The Narrative Escape ” was published yesterday by 40k books . ‘The Narrative Escape’ is a long essay about morality, psychology and stories and is availble in Kindle format. From the ebook blurb:


We instinctively tell stories about our experiences, and get lost in stories told by other people. This is an essay about our story-telling minds. It is about the psychological power of stories, and about what the ability to enjoy stories tells us about the fundamental nature of mind.

My argument in ‘The Narrative Escape’ begins by exploring Stanley Milgram’s famous experiments on obedience, looking at them as an example of moral decision making – particularly for that minority that choose to disobey in the experiment. A fascinating thing about these experiments is that although they tell us a lot…

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