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[Xmca-l] Re: Also NY Review of Books



Regarding the Times piece, I was with the reviewer and with Sacks until the
penultimate paragraph where we find this quote from Sacks:

“Individuality is deeply imbued in us from the very start, at the neuronal
level. . . . We are destined, whether we wish it or not, to a life of
particularity and self-development, to make our own individual paths
through life.”

With everything that comes before in Sacks' work, this seems entirely non
sequitur.

Or maybe I have misunderstood everything that came before?

-greg




On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 2:15 AM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
wrote:

> New york review:
>
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/books/review/on-the-move-by-oliver-sacks.html?_r=0
>
> Guardian review section:
>
>
> http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/08/on-the-move-a-life-oliver-sacks-review-autobiography-neurologist
>
> The first time I saw the book I thought, "Is there another Oliver Sacks I
> don't know about?"  But, of course, it makes perfect sense: psychological
> insights are supported with wide experience.
>
> Huw
>
> On 12 May 2015 at 00:36, Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu> wrote:
>
> > Nothing attached Joe
> > On May 11, 2015 6:31 PM, "JAG" <joe.glick@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > For review of Oliver Sacks book and very sad news about him.
> > >
> >
>



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