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
No publisher or place on the title page, there is a block of Chinese or Japanese text on the last page. A reprint, authorized or not of the Danube Edition. c.1967, small 8vo., cloth, 384pp., Green cloth, faded & stained spine, covers & spine separated from text but glued back on, sound but corners of pages 19-56 damaged, affecting a few words on 23-28, but a big chunk missing from 29-30. so poor condition, $
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 5¾" by 8½" Study of humanity's self-destructive urges; which Koestler argues result from a neurological fault "creating a pathological split between emotion and reason." Stated first American edition, published a year earlier in the UK. Black hardcover, gilt titling. Light wear to book & jacket. Text clean; xiv, 384 pages; index, bibliography, appendices.
Very Good Condition in Very Good Condition jacket. No markings. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket shows shelf wear-contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket is in mylar. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Dust Jacket is Unclipped. Includes index. Very clean, crisp, and tight copy. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Save on shipping by ordering multiple titles. 371pp. Hardcover Very Good Condition Size: 6" x 9" English Text.
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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