The Master and His Emissary

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World


Publisher: Yale University Press


Language: English | Number of Pages: 544 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 9780300188370 | Isbn-13: 9780300188370 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Hardcover

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Book Description

Now available in a larger format, a fascinating exploration of the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture.

"A landmark new book. . . . It tells a story you need to hear, of where we live now."--Bryan Appleyard, "Sunday Times"

"A very remarkable book. . . . McGilchrist, who is both an experienced psychiatrist and a shrewd philosopher, looks at the relation between our two brain-hemispheres in a new light, not just as an interesting neurological problem but as a crucial shaping factor in our culture . . . splendidly thought-provoking. . . . I couldn't put it down."--Mary Midgley, "The Guardian"

Named one of the best books of 2010 by "The Guardian"