History of the Mind by Nicholas Humphrey

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Draws from pioneering brain research to present a provocative new theory of how consciousness develops in response to the outside world and in correlation to the inner self. 25,000 first printing.
 

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animals, and what causes humans to commit atrocities. School for Social Research, New York, and also Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. His books include Consciousness Regained: Chapters in the Development of Mind (OUP, 1983), and A History of the Mind: SoulSearching (Chatto & Windus, 1995), and The Mind Made Flesh (OUP, 2001).
 
Published August 25, 2012 by Chatto & Windus. 208 pages
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Looking at the setting sun over Cambridge (England), Humphrey says, ``I am representing the light arriving at my retina as a circular patch of redness happening to me and as a fiery orb existing in the galaxy.'' All the while he is living in a continuous present, a persistence of time accompanied...

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Answering this question would tell us not merely about the aetiology of consciousness: it would also help us to understand the nature of consciousness – particularly its relation to its physical substrate.

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