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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Wim Kayzer; Oliver W Sacks; et al
|ISBN:||0716731444 9780716731443 9025407250 9789025407254|
|Description:||xiv, 306 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. 1. The interviews: Migraine / Oliver Sacks ; Consciousness explained / Daniel C. Dennett ; Unanswerable questions / Stephen Jay Gould ; In praise of diversity / Freeman Dyson ; Revolution or sidetrack? / Rupert Sheldrake ; Descartes, Descartes ... / Stephen Toulmin --
pt. 2. The roundtable : an attempt at symbiosis.
|Responsibility:||Wim Kayzer ; featuring Oliver Sacks ... [et al.].|
Starting with a Shakespeare quote: "We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our little lives are rounded with a sleep," Kayzer contacted each of the participants, inviting them to discuss some of the following "unanswerable" questions: What is the nature of our consciousness? What concepts has our consciousness developed about our temporal existence? What will we derive most from our consciousness: knowledge or understanding? What were the questions that fascinated you when you were growing up? What questions keep you spellbound today?