Massey University PhD and Wairarapa philosopher Derek Mesler has been published by the MIT Press. The Act of Thinking is “the work of a mature, sophisticated and profound thinker who may just have written the most original and important book in philosophy of mind to have appeared in over a decade. The title of Melser’s book encapsulates its thesis, which is that thinking is not a process, either biological or mental, but an action, which we have to learn from others how to perform. Briefly, it means that thinking is not a recondite process in a private inner theater, either physical or spiritual, but an observable activity. The reasons to believe this are to be found in a study of how we acquire the capacity to carry on this activity, which we learn from others.” Max Hocutt.