George Deane
PhD Student in Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh

George Deane is a PhD student in the School of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, where he is working on Andy Clark’s European Research Council-funded project ‘Expecting Ourselves’.

Written by George Deane

Photo by Harry Gruyaert/Magnum

Essay/
Philosophy of mind
The value of uncertainty

In fiction, it grips us. In life, it can unravel us. How can brains hooked on certainty put its opposite to good use?

Mark Miller, Kathryn Nave, George Deane & Andy Clark