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The Wayward Mind: An Intimate History of the Unconscious By Guy Claxton,

  • Title: The Wayward Mind: An Intimate History of the Unconscious
  • Author: Guy Claxton
  • ISBN: 9780349116549
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book brilliantly charts history s many different ways of explaining the unconscious mind, from ancient descriptions of the underworld to theories of contemporary neuroscience Guy Claxton s beautifully written book takes in intellectual and cultural history, literature, and spirituality In The Wayward Mind, the common image of the mind is skillfully redrawn to acknThis book brilliantly charts history s many different ways of explaining the unconscious mind, from ancient descriptions of the underworld to theories of contemporary neuroscience Guy Claxton s beautifully written book takes in intellectual and cultural history, literature, and spirituality In The Wayward Mind, the common image of the mind is skillfully redrawn to acknowledge the constant influence of its invisible foundations on everyday human behavior.
    The Wayward Mind An Intimate History of the Unconscious This book brilliantly charts history s many different ways of explaining the unconscious mind from ancient descriptions of the underworld to theories of contemporary neuroscience Guy Claxton s beauti

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    1. I love the sheer ambition of this book, and the author s erudition and the breadth of references I love how freely the author kept moving between epochs and disciplines to discuss the main approaches to understanding that mind phenomenon we lump under the broad term unconscious the supernatural, psychological and biological I learned a lot from the book But what threw me a bit is that the author claimed at the start that he wasn t an evangelist of the neuroscientific approach, and yet he ended u [...]

    2. Really interesting intellectual history of the idea of the unconscious, coupled with some relevant neuroscience In delineating the unconscious he of course has a lot of interesting things to say about the conscious mind.I loved the way he used so much intellectual history to tell his story, while continually connecting it back to emerging neuroscience A very generative book that I will have to read a second time to get the most out of it It s insights continue to reverberate and change how I thi [...]

    3. Better in the earlier these are some things that people have thought chapters than in the later, breathless exclamation laden these are some things I know portion particularly with leading neuroscientists coming forward to assure Claxton his facts are kind of all wrong Gets its shit back together in the closing chapter, in which the book returns to humbler, exploratory ground even if the warnings against taking unsubstantiated scientific speculation too seriously might be better directed back a [...]

    4. My impressions were up and down all through the book Invariably clever, but not consistently insightful and certainly not quite what I was expecting The best part in my opinion, and not surprisingly given Claxton s training came towards the end, on the neurological aspects of unconsciousness All in all a convincing portrait of what s going on in there one that challenges many fundamental beliefs.

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