I read the first two whole sections wondering, is this book going to begin.
This book is very good insofar as it compiles some of the more interesting research from several different fields and neatly summarizes it for the lay reader.
It would appear that consciousness does not fit into formal Aristotelian logic's boundaries (otherwise known as science) which is, really, no great loss.
The author (actually, the author & translator) did an excellent job explaining concepts in this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by D. Verret
Rarely have I read something so grounded in reality that is as applicable to humanity as well as science. Not an easy read, the first 125 pages seem almost irrelevant to the topic. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Euclid Investment Advisor
This book explains consciousness on a level that has not been explained before. It was intelligent, funny and told with such style. I loved it!!Published 13 months ago by laurel
Very thought provoking. Contains an interesting tour of scientific history as well as an fascinating explanation about what consciousness consists of.Published 15 months ago by Allan McDaniel
The rest is for the website. The book is a "must read" for the few wanting to see beyond the looking glass. Read more
"Cutting consciousness down to size", the subtitle of this book, states its objective: to try to identify how much we are that which we are conscious of. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Guillermo Maynez
Going to a depth that's surprising for such a work, especially considering how much ground it covers - how many disciplines it addresses, this is a very accessible yet challenging... Read morePublished 23 months ago by vanchocstraw
This is a deeply confused book, and the only illusion on display is that it presents a meaningful, sensible, and plausible hypothesis. Read morePublished on July 8, 2012 by Ledge