A History of the Mind: Evolution and the Birth of Consciousness
by Nicholas Humphrey
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Review:

Humphreys is the only person I know of who can work on nonhuman primates, write philosophy, and edit a literary magazine.

The latter shows in this writing: I read this book in a single sitting. You may not agree with the ideas on consciousness (I don’t) but you get a clear exposition of all the work from Descartes to McGinn. Also if you want to figure out what Dennett is saying it helps to read this book first.

Ref: https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/02/book-recommendations-from-nassim-taleb/