The Attending Metaphysician, Rebecca M. Painter, gives the basics (but only the basics – about 10 minutes) of her theory of attention, on the podcast “Attention! The Power of Attention” in the series Doing It on iTunes, about 15 minutes into the podcast.  It’s free, and produced by two promising young media professionals, Fannie Cohen and Sophie Herbert.  The other podcasts in Doing It are also fascinating.  Here’s the link:


4 thoughts on “PODCAST ALERT

  1. After listening to Dr. Painter on the podcast, I now understand more fully the importance and power of attention. Many are aware today of the great degree to which our attention is fragmented in our modern society. With so many distractions, it’s amazing that we can even get our work done, and sometimes we don’t. As Dr. Painter points out, our relationships can suffer greatly without devoting sufficient attention to them. Both we and others will lose something important as a result. In fact, even understanding and knowing ourselves (to the extent possible) depends on our noticing where we place our attention. Mystics who have achieved some degree of “enlightenment” know and practice this.

  2. Thank you so much for contributing to our podcast, Professor Painter! I’m so sorry I didn’t get to meet you. Your interview was inspiring and educational! Best wishes,
    Sophie from Doing It

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