'… intellectually acute, wide-ranging, well-written, and deeply knowledgeable survey of the hard and soft disciplines behind consciousness …' Science
'I greatly enjoyed and admired Slingerland's What Science Offers the Humanities, and recommend it highly. It not only addresses a weariness and lack of curiosity at the heart of some major areas in the humanities, but is also very adept at summing up the best thinking in the natural sciences. It teems with ideas that will intrigue and delight an open mind, and is also lively and positive in its bridge building. Slingerland shows real intellectual brio. This is an important book.' Ian McEwan, bestselling author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach
This book examines the deep problems facing the study of culture. Edward Slingerland argues that in order for the humanities to progress, its scholars need to take seriously contributions from the natural sciences, which demonstrate that any separation of the mind and the body is entirely untenable.