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Tell us a little about the book first. It addresses some fundamental matters of interest to those of us whose education has been in the humanities. Most of us in the humanities carry about us a set of assumptions about what the mind is, or what the nature of knowledge is, without any regard to the discoveries and speculations within the biological sciences in the past 30 or 40 years. In part the book is an assault on the various assumptions and presumptions of postmodernism — and its constructivist notions of the mind.

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Tell us a little about the book first. It addresses some fundamental matters of interest to those of us whose education has been in the humanities. Most of us in the humanities carry about us a set of assumptions about what the mind is, or what the nature of knowledge is, without any regard to the discoveries and speculations within the biological sciences in the past 30 or 40 years.

In part the book is an assault on the various assumptions and presumptions of postmodernism — and its constructivist notions of the mind. And Slingerland addresses relativism, which is powerful and pervasive within the humanities. Slingerland believes that there are orthodox views within the humanities which have been long abandoned by the sciences as untenable and contradictory. What is the nature of your individual relationship, as a writer, with science?

In other words — and this comes back to the notion of mental freedom — your average literary intellectual, just as much as your average research scientist, would take for granted a field of study in which the humanities and sciences were fluid, or lay along a spectrum of enquiry. This is the grand enlightenment dream of unified knowledge. If you think of the novel as an exploration or investigation into human nature, well, science undertakes a parallel pursuit.

Of course, much science is concerned with the natural world, but increasingly it has invaded the territory of the novelist. Neuroscience routinely deals with issues not only of consciousness, but of memory, love, sorrow, and the nature of pain. I went to a fascinating lecture on revenge and the reward system by a German neuroscientist a few years ago. As if I was being asked why I had a particular fascination for designs of differential gears in old Volkswagens, or car-parking regulations in Chicago in the s.

Science is simply organised human curiosity and we should all take part.

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Amor perdurable

Start your review of Amor perdurable Write a review Shelves: british-authors This is a mid-career novel by McEwan, He sends her signs and messages that only she can interpret, keeping the delusion alive. It can occur in males too, as it does in this story, especially in men who have social disabilities; are disconnected loners with no This is a mid-career novel by McEwan, It can occur in males too, as it does in this story, especially in men who have social disabilities; are disconnected loners with no friends, and may already have schizophrenia or other disorders. The sudden and obsessive love is directed at our main character, a married male journalist who writes science articles for magazines. The onset of love is provoked by a tragedy — a ballooning accident in which a father is killed, dropping from clinging to the balloon, while his son is saved inside the balloon.

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