The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks

By Oliver Sacks

Two weeks earlier than his dying, Oliver Sacks defined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the final e-book he may oversee. The best-selling writer of On the movement, Musicophilia, and the guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat, Sacks is understood for his illuminating case histories approximately humans dwelling with neurological stipulations on the a long way borderlands of human event. yet his clutch of technological know-how used to be no longer limited to neuroscience or drugs; he used to be occupied with the problems, rules, and questions of all of the sciences. That wide-ranging services and fervour informs the point of view of this e-book, during which he interrogates the character not just of human event yet of all life.

In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, drugs, neuroscience, and the humanities, and calls upon his nice medical and artistic heroes—above all, Darwin, Freud, and William James. For Sacks, those thinkers have been consistent partners from an early age; the questions they explored—the which means of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the character of consciousness—lie on the center of technology and of this publication.

The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks’s unprecedented skill to make unforeseen connections, his sheer pleasure in wisdom, and his unceasing, undying pastime to appreciate what makes us human.

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