Rather than a “war” of worldviews, a contest of opposites as the title implies, the subject of this book is a fascinating exploration of the complementary perspectives of reason and imagination, two ways we humans have developed for comprehending what we know and name reality.
Reason is our left brain hemisphere’s empirical procedure for dealing with the tangible, measurable aspects of our experience; whereas imagination is our right brain’s holistic mode of knowing via imagery. From the left brain’s perspective, the world is physical; from the right’s it is mental: body/soul. This is not either/or but both/and.
It’s not that one of the contending authors is right and the other wrong, but rather that Deepak is right and Leonard is left.