Koestler examines the notion that the parts of the human brain-structure which account for reason and emotion are not fully coordinated. This kind of deficiency may explain the paranoia, violence, and insanity that are central parts of human history, according to Koestler's challenging analysis of the human predicament.Koestler examines the notion that the parts of the human brain-structure which account for reason and emotion are not fully coordinated. This kind of deficiency may explain the paranoia, violence, and insanity that are central parts of human history, according to Koestler's challenging analysis of the human predicament.Read Less
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Very Good. Spine creased, covers lightly worn. Index, bibliography, references, appendix. The Hungarian-born philosopher-author's theories about how primitive human brain structures fuel mankind's self-destructive tendencies, including hatred, war and anger.; 384 pages.
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Excellent thinking, a must-read for all those interested in how psychology can de-humanise the individual when its methods are based on erroneous and/or questionable logic and philosophy. Although written 30 years ago, this critique of the so-called scientific ideas behind all that doesn't ring true in psychology is as vibrant and relevant as when it was written. Required reading for psychotherapeutic counsellors who wish to avoid disrespect for their clients' views and needs.
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