The Ghost in the Machine

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Hutchinson, 1967 - Evolution - 384 pages
With this new work, Arthur Koestler completes a cycle which started with The Sleepwalkers and continued with The Act of Creation. They were concerned with scientific discovery and artistic inspiration - the glory of man; The Ghost in the Machine culminates in a discussion of the predicament of man - the pathology of the human mind. The streak of insanity which runs through the history of our species points, he argues, to the possibility that somewhere along the line of its ascent to prominence something has gone wrong.

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The Lay-Person’s: this book is incredible. It is fascinating, thought provoking, intriguing, and – from a perspective at the end of 2015 – the most frightening thing I have ever read. I will admit ... Read full review

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Koestler begins by disparaging the idiocy of Behaviorist psychology, which views humans as nothing more than large rats or pigeons, condemned to mechanically responding to stimuli unthinkingly. He ... Read full review

Contents

THE POVERTY OF PSYCHOLOGY
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THE CHAIN OF WORDS AND THE TREE
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The Chain The Tree What Did You Say?
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