Thursday, May 14, 2009

A first look at Supersense by Tom Rees, Epiphenom

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Tom Rees at Epiphenom takes....

A first look at Supersense

Supersense has just been published in the UK ... Like Konrad, I've only skimmed it so far - but here's some first impressions.

The book's billed as a kind of antidote to the uber-rationalists. What the author, Bruce Hood (Professor of Psychology at the University of Bristol) does is take a wide-ranging look at the quirky psychology that underpins superstitious beliefs.

You can get the gist of what he covers in his article published by The Guardian on the weekend. The common theme throughout the book is how we just can't help attributing mystical qualities to objects, people and places.

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