Book of the Mind: Key Writings on the Mind from Plato and the Buddha Through Shakespeare, Descartes, and Freud to the Latest Discoveries of Neuroscience

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Stephen Wilson
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jun 10, 2003 - Psychology - 394 pages
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Fascinating, essential texts on human psychology make The Book of the Mind an ideal resource for anyone who thinks about the way we think.

This imaginative collection of key writings on the human mind - which includes case notes, journals, poetry, fiction, and letters, as well as more formal writings - comprises humanity's most significant attempts to understand our own minds. Psychiatrist Stephen Wilson provides introductions to each of six sections - on perception, memory, emotion, thought, consciousness, and the self - and a linking commentary that sets each excerpt in the context. From Buddha and Aristotle to Descartes and Wittgenstein, from Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Proust, and Beckett to Freud, Jung, Klein, and Sacks, this is a superb overview of great thinkers on human thought.

 

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Contents

MEMORY
60
EMOTION
95
THOUGHT
171
CONSCIOUSNESS
239
SELF
256
Acknowledgements
366
Index
381
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About the author (2003)

Stephen Wilson's books include The Cradle of Violence: Essays on Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Literature and Introducing the Freud Wars. A Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, he is a practicing therapist in Oxford, England.

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