The Myth of Irrationality presents a compelling case for a new psychological
model of the human mind, one based on the division and interaction between
a hard-wired evolved half and a language-oriented learned half.
This in contradistinction to the traditional romantic notion invented by
the Greeks and popularized by Freud, that the human mind has an irrational
animalistic part (id), a rational part (ego) and an irrational overseer (super-ego).
Once he has described his new model, McCrone strengthens his case by using
it to cast new light on a wide variety of subjects: memory, dreams,
drugs, insanity and feral children to name a few. Highly recommended.
David McFadzean 95.09.13