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A History of the Mind: Evolution and the Birth of Consciousness

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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

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In "A History of the Mind" Humphrey examines evolution and the birth of consciousness. "A wonderful book--brilliant, 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.

Synopsis:

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 ancestorsodily responses to pain and pleasure. '

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-234) and index.

Table of Contents

Mind and Body - "Puzzling Work" (an Aside about Language) - What Happened in History: the Inside Story - The Double Province of the Senses - "What do we see?" - Colour is the Keyboard - In the Realm of the Senses - Shuttle-vision - "It must look queer!" - New Arrangements - Mind-blindness and Blind-mindness - More about Blindsight - A Fire in the Hand - a Dagger of the Mind - He thought he saw an Elephant - Here it lies - Here what lies? A Chapter about Definition - Five Characteristics in Search of a Theory - The Problem of Ownership (a Tack to Starboard) - The Question of Indexicals (a Tack to Port) - Plus ca Change - A Little Mind Music - Specific Nerve Energies? - Smoke without Fire - Time Present - Hurrah! - Hurrah! - for the Old Ways - The Mind Made Flesh - Water and Wine - Being and Nothingness - Notes.- Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387987194
Author:
Humphrey, Nicholas
Publisher:
Copernicus Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
History
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Senses and sensation
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
Mind and body
Subject:
Genetic psychology
Subject:
Mind and body -- History.
Subject:
Neurosciences
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Biomedical and Life Sciences
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1st ed. 1992. 2nd printing
Series Volume:
Evolution and the Bi
Publication Date:
June 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 760 gr

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"Synopsis" by , In "A History of the Mind" Humphrey examines evolution and the birth of consciousness. "A wonderful book--brilliant, 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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 ancestorsodily responses to pain and pleasure. '
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