The mind club: who thinks, what feels, and why it matters

By: Wegner, Daniel M
Contributor(s): Gray, Kurt [Co-author]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York Penguin Books 2016Description: x, 388 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9780143110026Subject(s): Psychology | Psychology - Comparative | Cognitive psychologyDDC classification: 150 Summary: Nothing seems more real than the minds of other people. When you consider what your boss is thinking or whether your spouse is happy, you are admitting them into the “mind club.” It’s easy to assume other humans can think and feel, but what about a cow, a computer, a corporation? What kinds of mind do they have? Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray are award-winning psychologists who have discovered that minds—while incredibly important—are a matter of perception. Their research opens a trove of new findings, with insights into human behavior that are fascinating, frightening, and funny. By investigating the mind perception of extraordinary targets—animals, machines, comatose people, god—Wegner and Gray explain what it means to have a mind, and why it matter so much. Fusing cutting-edge research and personal anecdotes, The Mind Club explores the moral dimensions of mind perception with wit and compassion, revealing the surprisingly simple basis for what compels us to love and hate, to harm and to protect. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-mind-club-who-thinks-what-feels-and-why-it-matters-9780143110026
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Table of Content:

1. Welcome to the club
2. The animal
3. The machine
4. The patient
5. The enemy
6. The silent
7. The group
8. The dead
9. God
10. The self

Nothing seems more real than the minds of other people. When you consider what your boss is thinking or whether your spouse is happy, you are admitting them into the “mind club.” It’s easy to assume other humans can think and feel, but what about a cow, a computer, a corporation? What kinds of mind do they have? Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray are award-winning psychologists who have discovered that minds—while incredibly important—are a matter of perception. Their research opens a trove of new findings, with insights into human behavior that are fascinating, frightening, and funny. By investigating the mind perception of extraordinary targets—animals, machines, comatose people, god—Wegner and Gray explain what it means to have a mind, and why it matter so much. Fusing cutting-edge research and personal anecdotes, The Mind Club explores the moral dimensions of mind perception with wit and compassion, revealing the surprisingly simple basis for what compels us to love and hate, to harm and to protect.

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-mind-club-who-thinks-what-feels-and-why-it-matters-9780143110026

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