How do two new books on consciousness close in on the elusive field?

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The Four Realms of Existence
Joseph E. LeDoux (Harvard University Press)

Consciousness
John Parrington (Icon Books)

LAST month, two new books on consciousness added to the growing pile of literature on this contentious and difficult subject. One claims to give us a “new view of what makes us who we are”; the other offers “a radical new theory of human consciousness”. Bold claims indeed, but do they succeed?

The books are The Four Realms of Existence by Joseph E.…



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