Out of Our Minds What We Think and How We Came to Think It

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Ndez-Armesto

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\”A stimulating history of how the imagination interacted with its sibling psychological faculties–emotion, perception and reason–to shape the& history of human mental life.\”–The& Wall Street Journal

To imagine–to see what is not there–is the startling ability that has fueled human development and innovation through the centuries. As a species we stand alone in our remarkable capacity to refashion the world after the picture in our minds.

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Traversing the realms of science, politics, religion, culture, philosophy, and history, Felipe Fernández-Armesto reveals the thrilling and disquieting tales of our imaginative leaps–from the first& Homo sapiens& to the present day.& Through groundbreaking insights in cognitive science,& Fernández-Armesto explores how and why we have ideas in the first place, providing a tantalizing glimpse into who we are and what we might yet accomplish.& Unearthing historical evidence, he begins by reconstructing the thoughts of our Paleolithic ancestors to reveal the subtlety and profundity of the thinking of early humans.& A masterful paean to the human imagination from a wonderfully elegant thinker,& Out of Our Minds& shows that bad ideas are often more influential than good ones; that the oldest recoverable thoughts include some of the best; that ideas of Western origin often issued from exchanges with the wider world; and that the pace of innovative thinking is under threat.&

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ISBN – 9781786077851
Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 01/10/2020
Dimensions – 198mm X 130mm
Categories – Brains and Well-Being

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