The Mind Made Flesh: Essays From The Frontiers Of Psychology And Evolution

Paperback | January 15, 2002

byNicholas Humphrey

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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, thenature 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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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, thenature of the self, multiple personality disorder...

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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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192802275

ISBN - 13:9780192802279

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Table of Contents

1. On Taking Another Look2. One Self: a Meditation on the Unity of Consciousness3. What Is Your Substance, Whereof Are You Made?4. Speaking for Our Selves: an Assessment of Multiple Personality5. Love Knots6. The Uses of Consciousnes7. Farewell, Thou Art Too Dear for My Possessing*8. Great Expectations: the Evolutionary Psychology of Faith Healing and the Placebo Effect9. Scientific Shakespeare10. How to solve the Mind Body Problem11. The Privitization of Sensation12. Mind in Nature13. Cave Art, Autism and the Evolution of the Human Mind14. The Deformed Transformed15. Varieties of Altruism and the Common Ground between Them16. Bugs and Beasts before the Law17. The Number of the Beast18. Behold the Man19. Tall Stories from Little Acorns Grow20. Hello Aquarius21. What Shall We Tell the Children?22. Arms and the Man23. Death in Tripoli24. Follow my leader

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