The Mind Club : Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters
by Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray


Overview - Compelling, and so beautifully written The Mind Club deftly brings the most up-to-date research about other minds to readers of all backgrounds. It may cause you to think differently about crime and punishment, about business transactions and health care, and even about the upcoming elections.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Compelling, and so beautifully written The Mind Club deftly brings the most up-to-date research about other minds to readers of all backgrounds. It may cause you to think differently about crime and punishment, about business transactions and health care, and even about the upcoming elections. Things might just start looking up. The Wall Street Journal
From dogs to gods, the science of understanding mysterious minds including your own.

Nothing seems more real than the minds of other people. When you consider what your boss is thinking or whether your spouse is happy, you are admitting them into the "mind club." It s easy to assume other humans can think and feel, but what about a cow, a computer, a corporation? What kinds of mind do they have? Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray are award-winning psychologists who have discovered that minds while incredibly important are a matter of perception. Their research opens a trove of new findings, with insights into human behavior that are fascinating, frightening and funny.
The Mind Clubexplains why we love some animals and eat others, why people debate the existence of God so intensely, how good people can be so cruel, and why robots make such poor lovers. By investigating the mind perception of extraordinary targets animals, machines, comatose people, god Wegner and Gray explain what it means to have a mind, and why it matters so much.
Fusing cutting-edge research and personal anecdotes, The Mind Clubexplores the moral dimensions of mind perception with wit and compassion, revealing the surprisingly simple basis for what compels us to love and hate, to harm and to protect."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780670785834
  • ISBN-10: 0670785830
  • Publisher: Viking Pr
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 390
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 9.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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