Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness (Paperback)
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Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 05/01/2012
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How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? Why do we value it so highly? In Soul Dust the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, a leading figure in consciousness research, returns to the front-line with a startling new theory. Consciousness, he argues, is nothing less than a magical-mystery show that we stage for ourselves inside our own heads. This self-made show lights up the world for us, making us feel special and transcendent. Tightly argued, intellectually gripping and a joy to read, Soul Dust is a keenly anticipated book that provides answers to the deepest questions. It dovetails the 'hard problem of consciousness' with the matters that obsess us all - the fear of death, how life should be lived. Resting firmly on neuroscience and evolutionary theory, it is an uncompromising yet life-affirming work that never loses sight of the majesty and mystery of consciousness.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857388292
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm


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'His book is not only thoroughly enjoyable but genuinely instructive too ... he has some really interesting and original ideas about consciousness' Alison Gopnik. * Alison Gopnik *
'I find the argument rather beautiful, and plausible ... it has the added merit of foregrounding the wonderfulness of the world' New Humanist. * New Humanist *
'Humphrey has laid out a new agenda for consciousness research' Michael Proulx, Science. * Science *
'A delightful and thought-provoking tour de force' Simon Blackburn. * Simon Blackburn *
'A beautifully written and highly original essay ... Humphrey wears his learning lightly but Soul Dust introduces the reader to many of the dominant scientific and philosophical ideas about consciousness' Standpoint. * Standpoint *
'It's exhilarating to see this crucial question about our existence answered with such intellectual breadth' Matt Ridley, Wall Street Journal. * Wall Street Journal *

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“Soul Dust”

If you’re looking for a nuts-and-bolts description of how consciousness actually works then this is probably not the book for you. Humphrey’s theory is that the “magic theatre” in our heads has been selected by... More

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