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By Raymond Tallis

Neuroscience has made remarkable development within the realizing of the mind. What may 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 magnificent critique Raymond Tallis dismantles "Neuromania", coming up out of the concept we're reducible to our brains and "Darwinitis" in keeping with which, because the mind is an developed organ, we're completely explicable inside an evolutionary framework. With precision and acuity he argues that the assumption that humans might be understood in organic phrases is a significant main issue to transparent puzzling over what we're and what we'd develop into. Neuromania and Darwinitis deny human forte, minimise the variations among us and our nearest animal family 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 ebook and person who scientists, cultural commentators and policy-makers can't ignore.

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

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