The privacy of consciousness

From Techne & Psyche – Dolores Brien – on 13 Dec 2002 – a review of David Lodge’s novel, Thinks. Here is a quote, hilighting the themes of consciousness, soul and self and the loss of soul:

To demonstrate her point, she gives a dazzling interpretation of some verses from Andrew Marvell’s poem “The Garden” which, to her, affirm the inseparability of consciousness with soul, that is, with the self, the center of personal identity. This self, unfortunately, is under attack today, not only by scientists, but by humanists. Helen is of course speaking for Lodge and the conclusions he has come to in his own research into the consciousness controversy. Better yet, Thinks. . . is in itself Lodge’s wonderfully successful “thought experiment.”

Also by David Lodge: Consciousness & the Novel: Connected Essays

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