“… formidable intellect and clarity of approach is complemented by a warm and self-deprecating sense of humour”
Jenny Doe in The Psychologist August 2009
This is one book of which you could say the author has lost her mind without fear of giving offence… … rather like reading the end of TS Elliot’s Four Quartets while listening to U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”.
Steven Poole’s non-fiction choice in The Guardian 14 March 2009
“… not so much answering the questions science asks, as giving a reason to question the questions themselves.
… a pixels-of-the-illusion-called-consciousness account.
… I do recommend this book both to Susan Blackmore’s many admirers and to her detractors. … But read it slowly and reflectively, or not at all.”
Anthony Freeman in Journal of Consciousness Studies 16, 2-3, 2009.
“This book is a delight. …
It should be compulsory reading for anyone in consciousness studies and certainly on every psychology course. If psychology and neuroscience graduates could bring the level of honest perception that Sue achieves to their understanding of themselves and their subject, consciousness research would follow an entirely different and more progressive path.”
Peter Fenwick in Network Review Spring 2009
And in Israel’s Ma’ariv national newspaper http://www.nrg.co.il/online/55/ART1/909/624.html
The book is an excellent read … a detailed account of what it’s like for an intelligent, well-informed, and honest scientist/philosopher/psychologist to be puzzled about what it is like to be alive. Comments by Aaron Sloman
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