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The Bloomsbury Book of the Mind By Stephen Wilson

The Bloomsbury Book of the Mind by Stephen Wilson

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Summary

Our concern with the mind and how the hurt mind can be healed has led to a massive growth of interest in psychology and the way our brains work. This work brings together key writings on the mind from Plato and the Buddha, through Shakespeare, Descartes and Freud, to the discoveries in neuroscience.

The Bloomsbury Book of the Mind Summary

The Bloomsbury Book of the Mind: from Plato to Proust, from Shakespeare to Sigmund Freud by Stephen Wilson

Our concern with the mind and how the hurt mind can be healed has led to a massive growth of interest in psychology and the way our brains work. "The Bloomsbury Book of the Mind" brings together key writings from all over the world from the earliest recorded accounts to the most up-to-date research in an imaginative assembly of case notes, journals, poetry, fiction and letters as well as more formal writings. In six sections on Perception, Memory, Emotion, Thought, Consciousness and the Self, Stephen Wilson ranges from the big questions (What is consciousness? Is there an unconscious?) to the quirkier mysteries of the human mind (the effects of hypnotism, the experience of a phantom limb, or an imaginative cure for sexual impotence). The linking commentary sets each extract in the context of its time and in relation to the other pieces around it.

The Bloomsbury Book of the Mind Reviews

'The ultimate brainy dip-in anthology ... Can you resist?' Financial Times 'Both a good primer and an agreeable recapitulator for old hands ... there is much pleasure to be had by nibbling away at our ignorance, as this book does so appetisingly' Independent 'From the Freudian slip to the frontal lobe: every aspect of the human mind is considered here ... just the thing for the armchair psychologist' Scotsman 'Immensely informative for the general reader: a glittering selection of the persistent mysteries of the human mind' Times Literary Supplement

About Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson is a practising psychotherapist and the author of THE CRADLE OF VIOLENCE: ESSAYS ON PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOANALYSIS AND LITERATURE, a brief biography of Sigmund Freud and INTRODUCING THE FREUD WARS (2002).

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GOR001566950
9780747568575
074756857X
The Bloomsbury Book of the Mind: from Plato to Proust, from Shakespeare to Sigmund Freud by Stephen Wilson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2004-05-17
416
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