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A glorious & thought-provoking read,
This review is from: Who Am I and If So How Many?: A Journey Through Your Mind (Paperback)This book is unusual in bringing together thoughts, evidence and research from different disciplines, mostly philosophy, neuroscience and psychology to address some of the most fundamental questions of human existence. After his introduction to the human animal, Precht turns his mind to moral issues such as euthanasia, abortion, reproductive cloning and the right to eat animals, before addressing such issues such as the existence of god, the meaning of life, and how to be happy. Great thinkers and scientists are introduced and explained in an accessible and engaging way, and he stops it getting to heavy by his liberal use of references to popular culture (e.g. Star Trek & Monty Python). You have to concentrate, but it is always readable, and I found it shifted my thinking on some key attitudes in my life. And for a book, you can't say better than that. Highly recommended.
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