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.

An essay by Tom Stafford

«I discuss psychological research into how we understand, how we make choices and moral reasoning. This research, I argue, is incomplete or misleading if we don’t recognise that moral choices require an extra step, not just of making the correct choices based on a description of the world, but of also realising that there are many possible ways to describe the world».