3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A good read,
This review is from: How the Mind Works (Penguin Press Science) (Paperback)
The title of the book is a bit tongue-in-cheek. It does not explain how the mind creates consciousness or feelings.
Instead it explains, for instance, how emotions can be adaptive, in a Darwinian sense.
Steven fully acknowledges that this says nothing at all about what emotions feel like. That is one of the points of the book - to remind us that there are whole areas of understanding in which we have made no progress at all. And not just in psychology.
It is a lively book in what I now know is typical Steven Pinker style - a solid main thread with peripheral ideas dancing round it all the time.
The book is entertaining and easy to follow. You won't need a degree in psychology - or anything - to enjoy it.