The Mind Made Flesh

The Mind Made Flesh : Essays from the Frontiers of Psychology and Evolution

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Nicholas Humphrey's writings about the evolution of the mind have done much to set the agenda for contemporary psychology. Here, in a series of riveting essays, he invites us to 'take another look' at a variety of the central and not-so-central issues: the evolution of consciousness, the nature of the self, multiple personality disorder, the placebo effect, cave art, religious miracles, medieval animal trials, the seductions of dictatorship, and much more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 20mm | 439.98g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous figures and halftones
  • 0192802275
  • 9780192802279
  • 1,140,042

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admirable * Derek Steinberg, Holistic Health * Humphrey's distinctive prose is the golden bowl in which his ripe and shining theories are held. * Antonella Gambotto * Nobody else brings such an astonishing range of knowledge to bear on these issues * Daniel Dennett * His style is by turns elegant, intimate and entertaining. . . This is a far cry from those worthy but tedious collections that one finds gathering dust on library shelves; it is a real page turner * www.human-nature.com 26/02/2002 * Review from previous edition No other theoretical psychologist is so accessibly clear, and at the same time so provocatively philosophical * Lorna Sage *
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About Nicholas Humphrey

Consciousness Regained: Chapters in the Development of Mind (1983), The Inner Eye (1986), A History of the Mind (1992), and Soul Searching (1995).
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Table of contents

1. On Taking Another Look ; 2. One Self: a Meditation on the Unity of Consciousness ; 3. What Is Your Substance, Whereof Are You Made? ; 4. Speaking for Our Selves: an Assessment of Multiple Personality ; 5. Love Knots ; 6. The Uses of Consciousnes ; 7. Farewell, Thou Art Too Dear for My Possessing* ; 8. Great Expectations: the Evolutionary Psychology of Faith Healing and the Placebo Effect ; 9. Scientific Shakespeare ; 10. How to solve the Mind Body Problem ; 11. The Privitization of Sensation ; 12. Mind in Nature ; 13. Cave Art, Autism and the Evolution of the Human Mind ; 14. The Deformed Transformed ; 15. Varieties of Altruism and the Common Ground between Them ; 16. Bugs and Beasts before the Law ; 17. The Number of the Beast ; 18. Behold the Man ; 19. Tall Stories from Little Acorns Grow ; 20. Hello Aquarius ; 21. What Shall We Tell the Children? ; 22. Arms and the Man ; 23. Death in Tripoli ; 24. Follow my leader
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