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The Political Mind: or 'How to Think Differently'

Kieran Laird


What does it mean to ‘think differently’? What are the conditions under which original thought can take place and what are the obstacles to it? The ability to create thoughts is what lies at the base of philosophy and political theory and practice. One cannot hope to change the world, or even adequately critique it, without the possibility of the new in mental life. This book seeks to explore the possibility of thinking differently through connecting neuropsychological material on consciousness, nonconsciousness and affect to political theory. It spans many diverse disciplines – from hard-edge ... More

Keywords: original thought, obstacles, philosophy, political theory, mental life, consciousness, nonconsciousness, consumerism, anti-globalisation movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748623860
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623860.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kieran Laird, author