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Description - Soul Dust by Nicholas Humphrey

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849162371
ISBN-10: 1849162379
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicholas Humphrey

Nicholas Humphrey is School Professor at the London School of Economics and Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research is a theoretical psychologist, internationally known for his work on the evolution of human intelligence and consciousness. He the only scientist ever to edit the literary journal Granta. His books include Consciousness Regained, The Inner Eye, A History of the Mind, Leaps of Faith, The Mind Made Flesh, and Seeing Red: A Study in Consciousness.

Books By Nicholas Humphrey

Soul Dust by Nicholas Humphrey
Paperback, January 2012
$17.99
Seeing Red by Nicholas Humphrey
Paperback, October 2008
$32.39
Inner Eye by Nicholas Humphrey
Paperback, February 2002
$42.26