on all orders of $59 or more

FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $59 or more! (Normally $79 minimum.)

The Hard Problem A Play

, by
The Hard Problem A Play by Stoppard, Tom, 9780802124463
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9780802124463 | 0802124461
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/6/2015
  • Rent Book


  • Buy New Book

    Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

  • eBook

    Available Instantly

    Online: 365 Days

    Downloadable: Lifetime Access

Above all don’t use the word good as though it meant something in evolutionary science.

The Hard Problem is a tour de force, exploring fundamental questions of how we experience the world, as well as telling the moving story of a young woman whose struggle for understanding her own life and the lives of others leads her to question the deeply held beliefs of those around her.

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at the Krohl Institute for Brain Science, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question. She and other researchers at the institute are grappling with what science calls the “hard problem”—if there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? What Hilary discovers puts her fundamentally at odds with her colleagues, who include her first mentor and one-time lover, Spike; her boss, Leo; and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

You might also enjoy...

Please wait while the item is added to your bag...