Monday, September 13, 2010

Contemplative Monday

I just got the book from which today's quote is taken. It was recommended by a fellow blogger. It is called: Out Of Our Heads : Why You Are Not Your Brain, And Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness by Alva Noe.

You're right, it sounds pretty heavy! I have a feeling that it is a very 'technical' book. It'll probably take me the winter to get through it. But a few lines in the preface have already intrigued me to read on :

"We should look for it (consciousness) where it is. Consciousness is not something that happens inside us. It is something we do or make. Better: it is something we achieve. Consciousness is more like dancing than it is digestion."

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