Hearts and Minds
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Hearts and Minds

Reclaiming the soul of science and medicine

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Description

The great scientific revolution of the last five hundred years, with its technological glories and medical miracles, has landed upon a set of summary conclusions—or some slightly tweaked variations—depicting a random, indifferent, and wholly impersonal cosmos.

The world, we are told, is made up of particles and forces. Evolution, impelled by the single purpose of survival, is guided by chance through natural selection. DNA directs the chemical–mechanical unfolding of life. Consciousness and self, artifacts of the brain’s firing neurons, are essentially inconsequential.

This is a picture that has been fraying at the edges for some time. Progress in medicine, quantum physics, open-systems biology, consciousness studies, epistemology, the arts and philosophy all point in a radically different direction. But fresh, coherent narratives have not yet fully emerged out of this progress, and so the old model stubbornly endures.

Hearts and Minds tells a tale of emerging discoveries—discoveries that restore our own self and consciousness as integral to the workings of the world.

 

CONTENTS:

Preamble

Part 1

1. Hamlet and the H-bomb

2. Mechanical Pump/Computer Brain—How We Got Here

3. That Perception Fallacy Again

4. The Fallacy in the Stages of Human Evolution

5. Cut to the Chase

6. Real Science

7. It’s Time to Listen to the Dummy—What It Means When the Modest Placebo Speaks

8. Consciousness? Fuhgeddaboudit

9. Trouble in Billiard Ball Land

10. The Quiet Downfall Continues

11. Hearts—It’s in the Details

12. Legos or Layers?

Part 2

13. Hamlet and the H-Bomb

14. A Touch More on Magic Mushrooms/Worlding

15. Finally the Stool, but on Rollers

Endnotes

Acknowledgements

Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 6 × 1 × 9 in
Author

ISBN13

9781584209195

ISBN10

1584209194

Published

September 2019

Format

Paperback

Pages

328

Publisher

Lindisfarne Books

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