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A Neuroscientists perspective,
This review is from: The 21st Century Brain: Explaining, Mending and Manipulating the Mind (Paperback)
Steven Rose is a Biology professor and this book is written from that neuroscience perspective, with especially interesting insights on the biological structure of the brain.
It also looks at the history of the science of the subject, evolutionary perspective on understanding brains/minds, the embryonic perspective as well - which in some senses mimics evolution duriong teh nine months.
He doesn't really answer the brain/mind question satisfactorily for me. Still attempting to say there is something more than just a switched on brain but not explaining what it is.
Final part of teh book is a very interesting look into possible futures where people take mind enhancing drugs or genetically select offspring and the implcations for some of these choice society will have to face up to.