Tilly Lloyd of Unity Books reviews Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It by Felipe Fernández-Armesto. Published by Oneworld Publications.
In our remarkable capacity to refashion the world from the visions in our minds, humans stand alone. Fernández-Armesto reconstructs our Paleolithic ancestors to reveal their subtle and profound thinking.
Science, politics, religion, culture, philosophy and history are filtered through modern cognitive science to give us a tantalising glimpse into the evolution of thought - where it came from, how it is now, and where it could go. A masterful paean to the human imagination from a wonderfully elegant thinker.