World According to Homo Sapiens: (Or why We Humans Experience the World the Way We Do)

World According to Homo Sapiens: (Or why We Humans Experience the World the Way We Do)

by Philip R. Sullivan


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"Do we see the world as it really is, or is the world of our experience mere illusion?" That question has fascinated reflective people since ancient times. Modern neuroscience has finally provided the definitive answer -- it's both -- and The World According To Homo Sapiens explains how this comes to be so.

Aimed primarily at a sophisticated general readership interested in how the human brain works, Homo Sapiens is written in a good-humored conversational style, using only the occasional well-explained technical term. At the same time, however, it clearly has innovative things to say to specialists in the theory-of-mind.

Homo Sapiens deals with three pivotal issues of the new brain-science, each selected because of its inherent interest to general readers: PART I focuses on our systematic human illusions about 'What Is'; PART II develops a biologically based grounding for human moral choice; and PART III addresses the unresolved enigma of human consciousness -- how we are to account for the presence of this amazing property in the naturalized world of modern science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595346028
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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