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By Raymond Tallis

ISBN-10: 1138640328

ISBN-13: 9781138640320

Neuroscience has made surprising development within the knowing of the mind. What should still we make of its claims to move past the mind and clarify realization, behaviour and tradition? the place should still we draw the road? during this incredible critique Raymond Tallis dismantles "Neuromania", coming up out of the concept that we're reducible to our brains and "Darwinitis" in line with which, because the mind is an advanced organ, we're totally explicable inside an evolutionary framework. With precision and acuity he argues that the assumption that humans will be understood in organic phrases is a significant trouble to transparent pondering what we're and what we'd develop into. Neuromania and Darwinitis deny human strong point, minimise the diversities among us and our nearest animal family members and provide a grotesquely simplified account of humanity. we're, argues Tallis, infinitely extra fascinating and complicated than we seem within the reflect of biology.

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

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