Lise's Reviews > Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of Auditory Hallucination

Muses, Madmen, and Prophets by Daniel B. Smith
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Apr 16, 10

bookshelves: library, brain-psych
Read from April 10 to 16, 2010

Like Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction, this book left me convinced that mind investigating mind is doomed to become lost in recursion and confusion. In this book, however, the situation may have been improved if the author had established some working definitions early on and stuck with them.

Some interesting passages and observations, some curious facts, but no real substance to speak of. I'm still not really sure of what 'hearing voices' means, or how common it is in the population as a whole.
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Reading Progress

04/12/2010 page 27
9.93%
04/14/2010 page 106
38.97% "Halfway through the book and I'm less sure than ever about what's meant by 'hearing voices'"

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