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Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking
by Daniel C. Dennett
Over a storied career, Daniel C. Dennett has engaged questions about science and the workings of the mind. His answers have combined rigorous argument with strong empirical grounding. And a lot of fun. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking offers seventy-seven of Dennett’s most successful "imagination-extenders and...
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Categories: Philosophy
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meaning of Life
by Daniel C. Dennett
In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's...
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Categories: Philosophy; Science
Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind
by Daniel C. Dennett
What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age—the phenomenon of...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People
The Intentional Stance (MIT Press)
by Daniel C. Dennett
How are we able to understand and anticipate each other in everyday life, in our daily interactions? Through the use of such "folk" concepts as belief, desire, intention, and expectation, asserts Daniel Dennett in this first full-scale presentation of a theory of intentionality that he has been developing for almost twenty years. We...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Philosophy
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
by Daniel C. Dennett
The New York Times bestseller – a “crystal-clear, constantly engaging” (Jared Diamond) exploration of the role that religious belief plays in our lives and our interactions For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; Science
Freedom Evolves
by Daniel C. Dennett
Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers “yes!” Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how we alone among the animals have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. Weaving a richly detailed narrative, Dennett explains...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Philosophy
Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness (Jean Nicod Lectures)
by Daniel C. Dennett
In the years since Daniel Dennett's influential Consciousness Explained was published in 1991, scientific research on consciousness has been a hotly contested battleground of rival theories -- "so rambunctious," Dennett observes, "that several people are writing books just about the tumult." With Sweet Dreams , Dennett returns to the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Philosophy
Content and Consciousness (Routledge Classics)
by Daniel C. Dennett
Content and Consciousness is an original and ground-breaking attempt to elucidate a problem integral to the history of Western philosophical thought: the relationship of the mind and body. In this formative work, Dennett sought to develop a theory of the human mind and consciousness based on new and challenging advances in the field...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Philosophy
From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds
by Daniel C. Dennett
One of America’s foremost philosophers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind. How did we come to have minds? For centuries, this question has intrigued psychologists, physicists, poets, and philosophers, who have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled ability to create, imagine, and explain....
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; Philosophy; Science
Consciousness Explained
by Daniel C. Dennett
" audacious as its title....Mr. Dennett's exposition is nothing short of brilliant." --George Johnson, New York Times Book Review Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of...
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Categories: Unknown
Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting (MIT Press)
by Daniel C. Dennett
In this landmark 1984 work on free will, Daniel Dennett makes a case for compatibilism. His aim, as he writes in the preface to this new edition, was a cleanup job, "saving everything that mattered about the everyday concept of free will, while jettisoning the impediments." In Elbow Room , Dennett argues that the varieties of free will...
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Categories: Philosophy
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