By Oliver Sacks
Two weeks sooner than his dying, Oliver Sacks defined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the final publication he might oversee. The best-selling writer of On the movement, Musicophilia, and the fellow Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat, Sacks is understood for his illuminating case histories approximately humans dwelling with neurological stipulations on the a ways borderlands of human event. yet his grab of technology used to be now not limited to neuroscience or medication; he used to be thinking about the problems, rules, and questions of all of the sciences. That wide-ranging services and keenness informs the viewpoint of this publication, within 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, medication, neuroscience, and the humanities, and calls upon his nice clinical and inventive 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 that means of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the character of consciousness—lie on the middle of technology and of this publication.
The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks’s exceptional 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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