Nicholas Humphrey


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in Cambridge, England, The United Kingdom
March 27, 1943

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Seeing Red: A Study in Cons...

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A History of the Mind: Evol...

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The Inner Eye: Social Intel...

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The Mind Made Flesh: Essays...

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How to Solve the Mind-- Bod...

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Consciousness Regained: Cha...

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“...moral and religious education, and especially the education a child receives at home, where parents are allowed - even expected - to determine for their children what counts as truth and falsehood, right and wrong. Children, I'll argue, have a human right not to have their minds crippled by exposure to other people's bad ideas - no matter who these other people are. parents, correspondingly, have no God-given license to enculturate their children in whatever ways they personally choose: no right to limit the horizons of their children's knowledge, to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma and superstition, or to insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith.
In short, children have a right not to have their minds addled by nonsense, and we as a society have a duty to protect them from it. So we should no more allow parents to teach their children to believe, for example, in the literal truth of the Bible or that the planets rule their lives, than we should allow parents to knock their children's teeth out or lock them in a dungeon.”
Nicholas Humphrey

“Like so many other would-be students of the mind, I had gone to sea to see the world, only to discover that all I was seeing was sea. Not even that: I was down below decks, studying the engine room of mental life, with no clear sense of where the ship was steering.”
Nicholas Humphrey, The Inner Eye

“Television viewers, I was assured, expect to be told the truth in "science programmes". When I protested that in several areas I was not yet at all sure what the truth was, worse still that I was not sure that it mattered what the truth was so long as one way of looking at things made better sense than another, it left everybody confused.”
Nicholas Humphrey, The Inner Eye

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