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Joshua J. Friedman fondly recalls Daniel Engber’s takedown of Jonah Lehrer’s Proust Was a Neuroscientist, appropriately titled “Proust Wasn’t a Neuroscientist,” written several years before Lehrer was publicly shamed. It’s still worth reading for Engber’s deft critical surgery and the bracing clarity of his conclusion.
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