A History of the Mind: Evolution and the Birth of Consciousness (Paperback)
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A History of the Mind: Evolution and the Birth of Consciousness (Paperback)

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Paperback 238 Pages / Published: 18/06/1999
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This book is a tour-de-force on how human consciousness may have evolved. From the "phantom pain" experienced by people who have lost their limbs to the uncanny faculty of "blindsight," Humphrey argues that raw sensations are central to all conscious states and that consciousness must have evolved, just like all other mental faculties, over time from our ancestors'bodily responses to pain and pleasure.
"Humphrey is one of that growing band of scientists who beat literary folk at their own game"-RICHARD DAWKINS
"A wonderful bookbrilliant, unsettling, and beautifully written. Humphrey cuts bravely through the currents of contemporary thinking, opening up new vistas on old problems offering a feast of provocative ideas." -DANIEL DENNETT

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9780387987194
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 760 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199

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