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Soul Dust (HB)

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Dimensions: L: 15.4cm x W: 2.8cm x H: 23.6cm

Product Code: 9781849162371

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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.

Book Title Soul Dust (HB)
ISBN 9781849162371
By Author(s) Nicholas Humphrey
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.4cm x 2.8cm x 23.6cm
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