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Humphrey, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 51 works in 246 publications in 6 languages and 8,657 library holdings
Genres: History  Quotations  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Science television programs  Case studies  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Editor
Classifications: BF311, 126
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Humphrey
A history of the mind by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

57 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does the water of the brain yield the wine of conscious experience? What is the link between bodily activity and our inner feeling of what it's like to be our selves? The problem of qualia - the so-called ""hard problem"" of consciousness - has intrigued philosophers for generations and remains the greatest challenge to contemporary science. I
Soul dust : the magic of consciousness by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? Why do we value it so highly? The author returns to the front-line with a new theory. Consciousness, he argues, is nothing less than a magical-mystery show that we stage for ourselves inside our own heads. This self-made show lights up the world for us, making us feel special and transcendent. The book dovetails the 'hard problem of consciousness' with the matters that obsess us all - the fear of death, how life should be lived. Resting firmly on neuroscience and evolutionary theory, it is an uncompromising yet life-affirming work that never loses sight of the majesty and mystery of consciousness."--Publisher
Seeing red : a study in consciousness by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consciousness matters. Arguably it matters more than anything. The purpose of this book is to build toward an explanation of just what the matter is." "Nicholas Humphrey begins this exploration of the biggest of big questions with a challenge to the reader, and himself. What's involved in "seeing red"? What is it like for us to see someone else seeing something red?" "Seeing a red screen tells us a fact about something in the world. But it also creates a new fact - a sensation in each of our minds, the feeling of redness. And that's the mystery. Conventional science so far hasn't told us what conscious sensations are made of, or how we get access to them, or why we have them at all. From an evolutionary perspective, what's the point of consciousness?" "Humphrey offers a daring and novel solution, arguing that sensations are not things that happen to us, they are things we do - originating in our primordial ancestors' expressions of liking or disgust. Tracing the evolutionary trajectory through to human beings, he shows how this has led to sensations playing the key role in the human sense of Self. The Self, as we now know it from within, seems to have fascinating other worldly properties. It leads us to believe in mind body duality and the existence of a soul. And such beliefs, even if mistaken, can be highly adaptive, because they increase the value we place on our own and otherʼ lives. Consciousness matters, Humphrey concludes with striking paradox, because it is its function to matter. It has been designed to create in human beings a Self whose live is worth pursing."--Jacket
In a dark time( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness regained : chapters in the development of mind by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family that walks on all fours by BBC Nova( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists present varying theories regarding five siblings in rural Turkey who rely on all fours for their mode of perambulation. Examines this phenomenon both in terms of evolutionary anomaly and environmental factors
Leaps of faith : science, miracles, and the search for supernatural consolation by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner eye by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1971 Nicholas Humphrey spent three months at Dian Fossey's gorilla research centre in Rwanda. It was there among the mountain gorillas that he began to focus on the philosophical and scientific puzzle that has fascinated him ever since: the problem of how a human being or animal can know what it is like to be itself." "The Inner Eye describes where these original speculations led: to Humphrey's now celebrated theories of the 'social function of intellect' and of human beings as natural-born 'mind-readers'."--Jacket
The mind made flesh : essays from the frontiers of psychology and evolution by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Humphrey's writings about the evolution of the mind have done much to set the agenda for contemporary psychology. Here, in a series of riveting essays, he invites us to 'take another look' at a variety of the central and not-so-central issues: the evolution of consciousness, the nature of the self, multiple personality disorder, the placebo effect, cave art, religious miracles, medieval animal trials, the seductions of dictatorship, and much more
Soul searching : human nature and supernatural belief by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to solve the mind-- body problem by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four minutes to midnight by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of consciousness by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'occhio della mente, ovvero, Perchè gli animali non si guardano allo specchio by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing red : die Entstehung des Selbst ; von der Empfindung zum Bewusstsein by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters in the development of mind by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human hand-walkers : five siblings who never stood up by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sōshitsu to kakutoku : Shinka shinrigaku kara mita kokoro to karada( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new british galleries at the VetA by Nicholas Humphrey( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soru dasuto : Ishiki to iu miwaku no genso by Nicholas Humphrey( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Seeing red : a study in consciousness
Alternative Names
Nicholas Humphrey britischer Psychologe

Nicholas Humphrey Brits psycholoog

Николас Хамфри английский психолог

험프리, 니컬러스 1943-

험프리, 니콜라스 1943-

ニコラス・ハンフリー

ハンフリー, ニコラス

尼古拉斯·汉弗莱

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Soul dust : the magic of consciousnessSeeing red : a study in consciousnessIn a dark timeConsciousness regained : chapters in the development of mindFamily that walks on all foursLeaps of faith : science, miracles, and the search for supernatural consolationThe inner eyeThe mind made flesh : essays from the frontiers of psychology and evolution