Absence of Mind

Marilynne Robinson
Explores the tension between science and religion and reveals how our concept of mind determines how we understand and value human nature and human civilization.


Robinson deals with 2 religions of the West: parascience and psychology. She points out the flaws in bad thinking: in particular those in which the educated elite make opinion statements regarding matters philosophical and theological and which go seemingly unchallenged. She dethrones both pyschology and science.
She is one of the few authors I've read who has written about the massive gap between early primates and humans. I would like to read more of her nonfiction.
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