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By Raymond Tallis

ISBN-10: 1138640328

ISBN-13: 9781138640320

Neuroscience has made remarkable growth within the figuring out 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 marvelous critique Raymond Tallis dismantles "Neuromania", bobbing up out of the concept that we're reducible to our brains and "Darwinitis" in response to which, because the mind is an developed organ, we're completely explicable inside of an evolutionary framework. With precision and acuity he argues that the idea that humans might be understood in organic phrases is a significant predicament to transparent considering what we're and what we would develop into. Neuromania and Darwinitis deny human strong point, minimise the variations among us and our nearest animal kinfolk and supply a grotesquely simplified account of humanity. we're, argues Tallis, infinitely extra attention-grabbing and intricate than we seem within the replicate of biology.

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

This Routledge Classics version incorporates a new preface via the Author.

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