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From Bacteria to Bach and Back

From Bacteria to Bach and Back

The Evolution of Minds

by Daniel C. Dennett

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/01/2018

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What is human consciousness and how is it possible?

These questions fascinate thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. This is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture.

Part philosophical whodunnit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett's legendary career at the forefront of philosophical thought.

In his inimitable style, laced with wit and arresting thought experiments, Dennett shows how culture enables reflection by installing a profusion of thinking tools, or memes, in our brains. Language, itself composed of memes, turbocharged this interplay. The result, a mind that can comprehend the questions it poses, emerges from a process of cultural evolution.

An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and other researchers, this will delight and entertain anyone who hopes to understand human creativity in all its wondrous applications.

ISBN:
9780141978048
9780141978048
Category:
Human growth & development
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-01-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
196x130x24mm
Weight:
0.35kg
Daniel C. Dennett

Daniel C. Dennett is the University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.

He is the author of numerous books including Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, Breaking the Spell, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and Consciousness Explained.

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