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By Raymond Tallis

Neuroscience has made stunning growth within the realizing of the mind. What may still we make of its claims to head past the mind and clarify attention, behaviour and tradition? the place should still we draw the road? during this superb critique Raymond Tallis dismantles "Neuromania", bobbing up out of the concept that we're reducible to our brains and "Darwinitis" based on which, because the mind is an advanced organ, we're completely explicable inside an evolutionary framework. With precision and acuity he argues that the idea that people could be understood in organic phrases is a major quandary to transparent pondering what we're and what we would develop into. Neuromania and Darwinitis deny human area of expertise, minimise the variations among us and our nearest animal family members and provide a grotesquely simplified account of humanity. we're, argues Tallis, infinitely extra attention-grabbing and complicated than we seem within the replicate of biology.

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

This Routledge Classics version encompasses a new preface by way of the Author.

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