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The Resource The mind club : who thinks, what feels, and why it matters, Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray

The mind club : who thinks, what feels, and why it matters, Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray

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The mind club : who thinks, what feels, and why it matters
Title
The mind club
Title remainder
who thinks, what feels, and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 behaviour that are fascinating, frightening and funny. The Mind Club explains 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 Club explores 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" -- Provided by publisher
Summary
The Mind Club explains 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 matter so much
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10483980
Cataloging source
VFPL
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1948-
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Wegner, Daniel M.
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gray, Kurt James
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True
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  • Psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Psychology, Comparative
Target audience
adult
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who thinks, what feels, and why it matters
Label
The mind club : who thinks, what feels, and why it matters, Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060495270
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780143110026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)999618707
Label
The mind club : who thinks, what feels, and why it matters, Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060495270
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780143110026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)999618707

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