- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (26 Aug. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140230122
- ISBN-13: 978-0140230123
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size (Penguin Press Science) Paperback – 26 Aug 1999
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"Märk världen" is a book full of scientific facts, and observations on the human mind; all very successfully put in an enjoyable narrative way, and in many passages wrapped in a nice sense of humor...
I have also picked up in various New Scientist articles notions about 'the universe as information' that I confess I do not yet understand but might make a fascinating extension of the information-theory sections of the book.
Yes, it could have been much shorter, but I was sometimes glad to be told the same thing three times. If I got it the first time, I would skim over the re-presentations, but for difficult concepts I think it's better to give the reader a few different ways of looking at a subject than to leave them to pore over a tangled paragraph until spots form before their eyes - which is the usual modus operandi of philosophical writers.
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Slow start but after a few chapters becomes very enlightening. Must readPublished 5 months ago by Mr. Daniel J. Kendall
Very interesting to read. Nice language. I have just started reading, therefore I am not able to say more.Published 12 months ago by beryl sirmacek
This isn't a simple book. I loved it. It contains lots of science, which is well explained, but not for the feint hearted. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stephen Bray
Very enjoyable if you like conciousness discussions.
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This is a wonderful book. I enjoyed it so much that I have given several copies to friends.
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The User Illusion is a great book, Why ? It makes you think about real life situation thus you create your own insight you should own your own copy.Published on 15 Sept. 2011 by Honourable.