Being and Perceiving
Inside every human being's head sits a copy of the most powerful computer in the known universe, but none of us is ever provided with an instruction manual. In Being and Perceiving, Daniel E. Haycock synthesises the various schools of psychology to form a unified model, then maps this model to neuroanatomy to reveal the structure of phenomenological space and the neurological processes which underlie it. These ideas are set within a larger philosophical framework, based around the concept of being-in-the-world (i.e., we are never merely conscious, we are always conscious of some thing, and we therefore cannot separate "being" from the world we perceive). The text also explores the neuroscience of "spiritual" experiences, drawing on both Jungian and Nietzschean perspectives to examine the fact that, if there is no god, all transcendent experiences must be experiences of particular psychological states.
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