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Consciousness: A User’s Guide

 
 
 
 
Consciousness: A User’s Guide
Author: Adam Zeman
ISBN 13: 9780300104974
ISBN 10: 300104979
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2004-09-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $22.00
 
 

In this thought-provoking book, neurologist Adam Zeman offers an enlightening view of consciousness seen through the lenses of science and philosophy, enhancing his discussion with case studies of neurological patients and observations of young children’s expanding mental worlds.
“An articulate . . . neurologist . . . covers many aspects of consciousness for general readers. His treatment of the disorders of knowledge is superb. If you were intrigued with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, you’ll appreciate [the book’s] buildup to what Oliver Sacks described in that work. . . . Approachable and instructive.”—William H. Calvin, New York Times Book Review
“A grand tour of the terrain of consciousness, as viewed from neuroscientific and philosophical perspectives.”—Colin Beer, Quarterly Review of Biology
“[Zeman] is uniquely qualified to write this particular book, whose chief merit is that it provides a summary of the current state of play in neurobiology, psychology, and philosophy. . . . A very useful book.”—John R. Searle, Los Angeles Times Book Review

The New York Times

An articulate, liberally educated neurologist at the University of Edinburgh, Adam Zeman has written columns for The Times of London and is an occasional commentator for the BBC and the co-author of a book on ethical problems in neurology. His new book covers many aspects of consciousness for general readers. His treatment of the disorders of knowledge is superb. If you were intrigued with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, you'll appreciate the buildup to what Oliver Sacks described in that work. Zeman's much more subtle examples give you some appreciation for how seeing and describing can become disconnected from recognition and other forms of knowledge. — William H. Calvin