It has long been a central conviction of western humanistic thought
that reason is the most godlike of human traits, and that it makes
us unique among animals. Yet if reason directs what we do, why is
human behavior so often violent, irrational and disastrous?
In Within Reason, leading neurologist Donald B. Calne investigates
the phenomenon of rationality from an astonishingly wide array of
scientific, sociological, and philosophical perspectives--and shows
that although reason evolved as a crucial tool for human survival,
it is an aspect of mind and brain which has no inherent moral or
spiritual qualities and one whose relationship to our thoughts and
actions may not be as central as we want to believe. Learned,
lucid, and always illuminating, Within Reason brings together the
latest developments in the science of mind with some of the most
enduring questions of Western thought.
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