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Author Stoppard, Tom, author

Title The hard problem / Tom Stoppard
Edition Revised edition
Published London : Faber and Faber Limited, 2019


Description 76 pages ; 20 cm
Summary Above all don't use the word good as though it meant something in evolutionary science. Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain-science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is 'the hard problem' which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one. The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard premiered at the National Theatre, London, in January 2015
Notes "First published in 2015 by Faber and Faber Limited"--Title page verso
"FF plays."
Subject Neurosciences -- Drama
Consciousness -- Drama
Ethics -- Drama
English drama.
English drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0571355501