From Bacteria to Bach and Back The Evolution of Minds

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  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • ISBN : 0393242080
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 7 reviews
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From Bacteria to Bach and Back The Evolution of Minds

From Bacteria to Bach and Back  The Evolution of Minds
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 07 February 2017
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"A supremely enjoyable, intoxicating work." —Nature How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind? In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show, step by step, how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from

Elbow Room new edition

Elbow Room  new edition
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 07 August 2015
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A landmark book in the debate over free will that makes the case for compatibilism. 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 worth wanting—those that underwrite moral and artistic responsibility—

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 08 September 2006
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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 subject for "revision and renewal" of his theory of consciousness, taking into account major empirical advances in the field since 1991 as well as recent theoretical challenges. In Consciousness Explained, Dennett proposed to replace the

Brainstorms

Brainstorms
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 08 December 2017
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Intentional explanation and attributions of mentality -- International systems -- Reply to Arbib and Gunderson -- Brain writing and mind reading -- The nature of theory in psychology -- Skinner skinned -- Why the law of effect will not go away -- A cure for the common code? -- Artificial intelligence as philosophy and as psychology -- Objects of consciousness and the nature of experience -- Are dreams experiences? -- Toward a cognitive theory of consciousness -- Two approaches to

The Intentional Stance

The Intentional Stance
  • Author : Daniel Clement Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 20 September 1989
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Through the use of such "folk" concepts as belief, desire, intention, and expectation, Daniel Dennett asserts in this first full scale presentation of a theory of intentionality that he has been developing for almost twenty years.

Brainchildren

Brainchildren
  • Author : Daniel Clement Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 20 September 1998
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"Brainchildren" is a new collection of wide-ranging essays from one of cognitive science's most distinguished figures. This book brings together Dennett's essays on the philosophy of mind, artificial intelligence, and cognitive ethology that appeared in inaccessible journals from 1984 to 1996. Collected in a single volume, these compelling essays are now available to a wider audience.

From Bacteria to Bach and Back

From Bacteria to Bach and Back
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 21 February 2017
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'Required reading for anyone remotely curious about how they came to be remotely curious' Observer 'Enthralling' Spectator 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

Breaking the Spell

Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 02 February 2006
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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 how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams
  • Author : Daniel Clement Dennett
  • Publisher : Bradford Books
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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The author of Consciousness Explained revises and renews his Multiple Drafts Model of consciousness in the light of recent research.

Brainstorms Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Brainstorms  Fortieth Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 15 December 2017
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An anniversary edition of a classic in cognitive science, with a new introduction by the author. When Brainstorms was published in 1978, the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science was just emerging. Daniel Dennett was a young scholar who wanted to get philosophers out of their armchairs—and into conversations with psychologists, linguists, computer scientists. This collection of seventeen essays by Dennett offers a comprehensive theory of mind, encompassing traditional issues of consciousness and free will. Using careful arguments and ingenious thought

Inside Jokes

Inside Jokes
  • Author : Matthew M. Hurley,Daniel Clement Dennett,Reginald B. Adams
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Release : 01 February 2013
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An evolutionary and cognitive account of the addictive mind candy that is humor. Some things are funny--jokes, puns, sitcoms, Charlie Chaplin, The Far Side, Malvolio with his yellow garters crossed--but why? Why does humor exist in the first place? Why do we spend so much of our time passing on amusing anecdotes, making wisecracks, watching The Simpsons? In Inside Jokes, Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams offer an evolutionary and cognitive perspective. Humor, they propose, evolved out of a

The Crash of Flight 3804

The Crash of Flight 3804
  • Author : Charlotte Dennett
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 02 April 2020
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Unraveling the mystery of a master spy’s death by following pipelines and mapping wars in the Middle East In 1947, Daniel Dennett, America’s sole master spy in the Middle East, was dispatched to Saudi Arabia to study the route of the proposed Trans-Arabian Pipeline. It would be his last assignment. A plane carrying him to Ethiopia went down, killing everyone on board. Today, Dennett is recognized by the CIA as a “Fallen Star” and an important figure in US

Inside Jokes

Inside Jokes
  • Author : Matthew M. Hurley,Daniel Clement Dennett,Reginald B. Adams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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Some things are funny -- jokes, puns, sitcoms, Charlie Chaplin, The Far Side, Malvolio with his yellow garters crossed -- but why? Why does humor exist in the first place? Why do we spend so much of our time passing on amusing anecdotes, making wisecracks, watching The Simpsons? In Inside Jokes, Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams offer an evolutionary and cognitive perspective. Humor, they propose, evolved out of a computational problem that arose when our long-ago ancestors were

From Darwin to Derrida

From Darwin to Derrida
  • Author : David Haig
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 14 April 2020
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How the meaningless process of natural selection produces purposeful beings who find meaning in the world. In From Darwin to Derrida, evolutionary biologist David Haig explains how a physical world of matter in motion gave rise to a living world of purpose and meaning. Natural selection, a process without purpose, gives rise to purposeful beings who find meaning in the world. The key to this, Haig proposes, is the origin of mutable “texts”—genes—that preserve a record of what

The Crash of Flight 3804

The Crash of Flight 3804
  • Author : Charlotte Dennett
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • Release : 02 April 2020
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"When Daniel Dennett, America's first master spy in the Middle East, was dispatched to Saudi Arabia in 1947, he had a particular mission: to study the route of the proposed Trans-Arabian Pipeline. It would be his last assignment. The plane carrying him from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia went down in a mysterious crash, killing all on board. Decades later his daughter, journalist Charlotte Dennett, decided to find out what was behind her father's death and why the records about it remained