Aping Mankind (Routledge Classics) by Raymond Tallis

By Raymond Tallis

Neuroscience has made marvelous growth within the realizing of the mind. What may still we make of its claims to head past the mind and clarify realization, behaviour and tradition? the place should still we draw the road? during this really good critique Raymond Tallis dismantles "Neuromania", coming up out of the concept that we're reducible to our brains and "Darwinitis" in response to which, because the mind is an advanced organ, we're totally explicable inside an evolutionary framework. With precision and acuity he argues that the idea that humans might be understood in organic phrases is a major hindrance to transparent considering what we're and what we'd develop into. Neuromania and Darwinitis deny human distinctiveness, minimise the diversities among us and our nearest animal kinfolk and supply a grotesquely simplified account of humanity. we're, argues Tallis, infinitely extra attention-grabbing and intricate than we seem within the reflect of biology.

Combative, fearless and thought-provoking, Aping Mankind is a crucial ebook and one who scientists, cultural commentators and policy-makers can't ignore.

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