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If you already know the basics of philosophy of mind, steer clear of this book.
The author is unwilling to acknowledge the obvious when it damages his thesis, and very insistent on even the poorest arguments, when they support his propositions.
Noe does not go so far as to claim that consciousness is completely detached from the brain.
Very good assessment of the hype surrounding PET and fMRI "findings". Provocative and thoughtful examination of consciousness. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom G.
Even though I wasn't excited to read this because it was for a class, I am quite enjoying this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by noodle_t
Noe provides a very cogent explanation as to why your brain is only part of the story when it comes to consciousness. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andrea Roberts
I am not an expert in any of the fields that this book touches on, but I found it a persuasive calling-into-question of a very common way of thinking about consciousness. Read morePublished 6 months ago by tspencer
NoŽ sets out with great energy to convince us that, "Consciousness is not something that happens inside us. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stephen E. Robbins
The author is well informed about understandings of the mind offered by neuroscience and psychology, and is frequently delightfully plain spoken. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert A. Maclachlan
Maurice Merleau-Ponty published the "Phenomenology of Perception" in 1945 and philosophically established the primacy of perception as the basis of reality. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Wayne
I enjoyed "Out of Our Heads" very much -- it's readable, short, and thought-provoking. However, I'd have to read it a second time (and read other relevant literature) before I'd... Read morePublished 17 months ago by not me