The Myth of Irrationality

by John McCrone

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

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