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Soul Dust: the magic of consciousness

Department of Anthropology: 'the study of culture and cognition today' lecture series

How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? Nicholas
Humphrey has a radical new theory. Consciousness, he argues, is nothing less than a magical-mystery show that we stage inside our own heads – paving the way for spirituality, and allowing us to reap the rewards, and anxieties, of living in the 'soul niche'.

Nicholas Humphrey is emeritus professor of psychology at LSE. His many books include A History of the Mind, Leaps of Faith and, most recently, Soul Dust.

This lecture is supported by the LSE Annual Fund.


Professor Nicholas Humphrey | talks
Chair: Professor Charles Stafford | talks


Date and Time:

15 February 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre
Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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