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The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
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Iain McGilchrist
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The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

Iain McGilchrist


9780300245929

Yale University


Classical history & classical civilisation;
Psychology;
Mathematics & Sciences


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616 pages

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A new edition of the best-selling classic-published with a special introduction to mark its tenth anniversary A veritable tour de force, gradually and skilfully revealed. I know of no better exposition of the current state of functional brain neuroscience. -W. F. Bynum, TLS A profound examination. -Philip Pullman Persuasively argues that our society is suffering from the consequences of an over-dominant left hemisphere losing touch with its natural regulative `master' the right. Brilliant and disturbing. -Salley Vickers, a Guardian Best Book of the Year Clear, penetrating, lively, thorough and fascinating. . . . I couldn't put it down. -Mary Midgley, The Guardian

By:   Iain McGilchrist
Imprint:   Yale University
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2, New Expanded Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780300245929
ISBN 10:   0300245920
Pages:   616
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Iain McGilchrist is a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he taught literature before training in medicine. He is an associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Consultant Emeritus of the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital, London, and has researched in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.. He now lives on the Isle of Skye, where he continues to write, and lectures worldwide.


One of the few contemporary works deserving classic status. -Nicholas Shakespeare, The Times Persuasively argues that our society is suffering from the consequences of an over-dominant left hemisphere losing touch with its natural regulative `master' the right. Brilliant and disturbing. -Salley Vickers, a Guardian `Best Book of the Year' A landmark. . . It tells a story you need to hear, of where we live now -Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times A seminal book -Professor Ervin Laszlo, Huffington Post McGilchrist describes broad [intellectual] movements and famous figures as if they were battles and soldiers in a 2,500-year war between the brain's hemispheres. . .A scintillating intelligence is at work. -Economist A fascinating book. . . [McGilchrist] is a subtle and clever thinker, and unusually qualified to range with such authority over so many different domains of knowledge -Harry Eyres, Financial Times A veritable tour de force, gradually and skilfully revealed. I know of no better exposition of the current state of functional brain neuroscience -Professor W.F. Bynum, TLS Winner of the Scientific and Medical Network Book Prize 2009 Shortlisted for the Bristol Festival of Ideas Book Prize 2010 Longlisted for the Royal Society Book Prize 2010

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