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Evolving the Mind

On the Nature of Matter and the Origin of Consciousness

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Evolving the Mind by A. Graham Cairns-Smith
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The next great revolution in science will undoubtedly be the emergence of a useful theory of consciousness--a theory based on our better understanding of molecules and brains and of the nature of science itself. Evolving the Mind broaches both of these themes, covering how ideas about the mind evolved in science and how the mind itself evolved in Nature. What Cairns-Smith does that is particularly compelling is to synthesize the contributions of a wide range of scientific disciplines (physics, molecular biology, brain science, and evolution) to bring science to the brink of a unified theory of consciousness. The author thoroughly explores this complex concept in a straightforward, conversational style. Few readers will be able to resist the exciting conclusion that we are closing in on a scientific theory of consciousness.
Release date Australia
March 21st, 1996
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 Halftones, unspecified; 64 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
340
Dimensions
152x229x22
ISBN-13
9780521402200
Product ID
2362434

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