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The Four Horsemen - The Discussion That Sparked An Atheist Revolution (Hardcover): Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel C.... The Four Horsemen - The Discussion That Sparked An Atheist Revolution (Hardcover)
Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel C. Dennett, Christopher Hitchens; Foreword by Stephen Fry 2
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Known as the `four horsemen' of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - speaks with urgency to our present age.

Questions they asked of each other included:

  • Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas?
  • Is spirituality the preserve of the religious?
  • Are there any truths you would rather not know?
  • Would you want to see the end of faith?

The dialogue was recorded, and is now transcribed and presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen. With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential reading for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason.

From Bacteria to Bach and Back - The Evolution of Minds (Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett From Bacteria to Bach and Back - The Evolution of Minds (Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett 1
R313 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R60 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'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 sustained Dennett's career at the forefront of philosophical thought. In his inimitable style, laced with wit and thought experiments, Dennett shows how culture enables reflection by installing a profusion of thinking tools, or memes, in our brains, and how language turbocharges this process. The result: a mind that can comprehend the questions it poses, has emerged from a process of cultural evolution. An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and thinkers, From Bacteria to Bach and Back is essential for anyone who hopes to understand human creativity in all its applications.

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking (Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking (Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) In stock

In Intuition Pumps, Daniel Dennett, one of the world's leading philosophers, and author of Consciousness Explained and Freedom Evolves, offers aspiring thinkers his personal trove of mind-stretching thought experiments Thinking is hard. A few of us may be natural geniuses; others are blessed with reserves of willpower. Then there's the rest of us: not prodigies and short on time, but still aspiring to understand the world. What can we do? Daniel Dennett, one of the world's most original thinkers, reveals a collection of his favourite thinking tools, or 'intuition pumps'. From Occam's Razor to the benefit of mistakes, the 90% rule to avoiding 'deepitites', this entertaining guide will enable you to tackle life's most fundamental questions - evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will - and teach you to think truly independently and creatively. Daniel Dennett is one of the most original and provocative thinkers in the world. A brilliant polemicist and philosopher, he is famous for challenging unexamined orthodoxies. His books include Brainstorms, Brainchildren, Elbow Room, Consciousness Explained, Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Freedom Evolves. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts. 'One of the world's most original and provocative thinkers' Daily Telegraph 'A master class' Guardian 'Intelligence, insight and flair ... They don't come much bigger than Daniel Dennett' Julian Baggini, Guardian 'A philosopher's box of tools for the musing mind' Melvin Konner, Nature 'You'll enjoy and be challenged by it'Steven Rose, Guardian'A lively primer on the radical answers Mr. Dennett has elaborated to the big questions in his nearly five decades in philosophy' Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times 'America's most important and entertaining philosopher' Observer

Consciousness Explained (Paperback, Reissue): Daniel C. Dennett Consciousness Explained (Paperback, Reissue)
Daniel C. Dennett
R343 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R47 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Consciousness separates us from other animals and machines - or does it? Can consciousness be reduced scientifically to chemical and mechanical processes? If so, where do love and pain, dreams and joy fit in?

Contenido Mental y Conciencia (English, Spanish, Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett Contenido Mental y Conciencia (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Evolutions and the Meanings of Life (Paperback, New Ed): Daniel C. Dennett Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Evolutions and the Meanings of Life (Paperback, New Ed)
Daniel C. Dennett
R397 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R55 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

‘A brilliant piece of persuasion, excitingly argued and compulsively readable. Its lucid metaphors and charming analogies are reminiscent of The Origin of Species’ - James Moore in The Times Higher Education Supplement

‘Superb … Kicking off with an elegant discussion of Darwin and his antecedents … Dennett looks back at the origins of life and early evolution before getting fully into his stride with a devastating destruction of the anti-Darwinian case … This is the best single-author overview of all the implications of evolution by natural selection available … deserves a place on the bookshelves of every thinking person’ - John Gribbin in the Sunday Times

‘Dennett’s book brings together science and philosophy with wit, complex clarity and an infectious sense that these ideas matter, to us and the way we live now’ - A. S. Byatt in the Sunday Times Books of the Year

‘Why is Darwin’s idea "dangerous"? Because … it cuts through every cherished notion we hold in life, from the simplest to the most complex, from the most abstract to the most personal … a bold work … you will come away from Darwin’s Dangerous Idea sated and stimulated, whether or not you agree with its thesis’ - Roger Lewin in the New Scientist

‘A surpassingly brilliant book. Where creative, it lifts the reader to new intellectual heights. Where critical it is devastating. Dennett shows that intellectuals have been powerfully misled on evolutionary matters and his book will undo much damage’ - Richard Dawkins

‘This is a rich, tenacious book, and many will find their understanding of Darwin’s theory deepened by it’ - Galen Strawson in the Independent on Sunday

Science and Religion - Are They Compatible? (Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett, Alvin Plantinga Science and Religion - Are They Compatible? (Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett, Alvin Plantinga
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of today's most controversial and heated issues is whether or not the conflict between science and religion can be reconciled. In Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?, renowned philosophers Daniel C. Dennett and Alvin Plantinga expand upon the arguments that they presented in an exciting live debate held at the 2009 American Philosophical Association Central Division conference.
An enlightening discussion that will motivate students to think critically, Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? opens with Plantinga's assertion that Christianity is compatible with evolutionary theory because Christians believe that God created the living world, and it is entirely possible that God did so by using a process of evolution. Dennett vigorously rejects this argument, provoking a reply from Plantinga, another response from Dennett, and final statements from both sides. As philosophers, the authors possess expert skills in critical analysis; their arguments provide a model of dialogue between those who strongly disagree. Ideal for courses in philosophy of religion, science and religion, and philosophy of science, Science and Religion is also captivating reading for general readers.

Breaking the Spell - Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett Breaking the Spell - Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett 3
R334 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R84 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Breaking the Spell Daniel C. Dennett explores how the great ideas of religion have enthralled us for thousands of years - and whether we could (or should) break free. What is religion and how did it evolve? Is it the product of blind evolutionary instinct or of rational choice? Is the only way to live a good life through religion? Few forces in the world are as potent as religion: it comforts people in their suffering and inspires them to both magnificent and terrible deeds. In this provocative and timely book, Daniel C. Dennett seeks to uncover the origins of religion and discusses how and why different faiths have shaped so many lives, whether religion is an addiction or a genuine human need, and even whether it is good for our health. Arguing passionately for the need to understand this multifaceted phenomenon, Breaking the Spell offers a truly original - and comprehensive - explanation for faith. 'Packed with a mass of intriguing detail and anecdote ... witty and clear prose' Observer 'He's the "good cop" among religion's critics (Richard Dawkins is the "bad cop"), but he still makes people angry' New Statesman 'Dennett writes with brio and humour' Telegraph 'Elegant, sharp-minded ... clear-eyed but courteous' Economist Daniel Dennett is one of the most original and provocative thinkers in the world. A brilliant polemicist and philosopher, he is famous for challenging unexamined orthodoxies, and an outspoken supporter of the Brights movement. His books include Brainstorms, Brainchildren, Elbow Room, Consciousness Explained, Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Freedom Evolves.

The Concept of Mind (Paperback, New Ed): Gilbert Ryle The Concept of Mind (Paperback, New Ed)
Gilbert Ryle; Introduction by Daniel C. Dennett
R337 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R47 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If our bodies exist in space and time, subject to the laws of physics, our minds must be somehow hidden within them like strange immaterial 'Ghosts in the Machine'. Introspection may give us direct access to our own mental world, but we can never know much about other people's. Such views have been regarded as common sense since Descartes, argues Gilbert Ryle, but they are based on a disastrous 'category-mistake'. This epoch-making book cuts through confused thinking and forces us to re-examine many cherished ideas about knowledge, imagination, consciousness and the intellect. The result is a classic example of philosophy in action.

The Concept of Mind (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Gilbert Ryle The Concept of Mind (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Gilbert Ryle; Preface by Daniel C. Dennett
R552 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R49 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This now-classic work challenges what Ryle calls philosophy's "official theory," the Cartesians "myth" of the separation of mind and matter. Ryle's linguistic analysis remaps the conceptual geography of mind, not so much solving traditional philosophical problems as dissolving them into the mere consequences of misguided language. His plain language and esstentially simple purpose place him in the traditioin of Locke, Berkeley, Mill, and Russell.

Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking (Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking (Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life s most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will. With patience and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his thinking tools to gain traction on these thorny issues while offering readers insight into how and why each tool was built.

Alongside well-known favorites like Occam s Razor and reductio ad absurdum lie thrilling descriptions of Dennett s own creations: Trapped in the Robot Control Room, Beware of the Prime Mammal, and The Wandering Two-Bitser. Ranging across disciplines as diverse as psychology, biology, computer science, and physics, Dennett s tools embrace in equal measure light-heartedness and accessibility as they welcome uninitiated and seasoned readers alike. As always, his goal remains to teach you how to "think reliably and even gracefully about really hard questions."

A sweeping work of intellectual seriousness that s also studded with impish delights, Intuition Pumps offers intrepid thinkers in all walks of life delicious opportunities to explore their pet ideas with new powers."

Freedom Evolves (Paperback, New Ed): Daniel C. Dennett Freedom Evolves (Paperback, New Ed)
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R291 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R39 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Daniel C. Dennett's Freedom Evolves tackles the most important question of human existence - is there really such a thing as free will? How can humans make genuinely independent choices if we are just a cluster of cells and genes in a world determined by scientific laws? Here, Daniel Dennett provides an impassioned defense of free will. But rather than freedom being an eternal, unchanging condition of our existence, in reality, he reveals, it has evolved: just like life on the planet and the air we breathe. Evolution is the key to resolving this greatest of philosophical questions - and to understanding our place in the world as uniquely free agents. Dennett shows that far from there being an incompatibility between contemporary science and the traditional vision of freedom and morality, it is only recently that science has advanced to the point where we can see how we came to have our unique kind of freedom. 'A serious book with a brilliant message' Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen 'Powerful and ingenious ... The definitive argument that the human mind is a product of evolution' John Gray, Independent 'A book of sparkling brio and seemingly effortless panache ... Dennett at his best is as good as it gets' Spectator Daniel C. Dennett is one of the most original and provocative thinkers in the world. A brilliant polemicist and philosopher, he is famous for challenging unexamined orthodoxies, and an outspoken supporter of the Brights movement. His books include Brainstorms, Brainchildren, Elbow Room, Breaking the Spell, Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Freedom Evolves.

Inside Jokes - Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind (Paperback): Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett, Reginald B. Adams,... Inside Jokes - Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind (Paperback)
Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett, Reginald B. Adams, Jr.
R508 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R47 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 computational problem that arose when our long-ago ancestors were furnished with open-ended thinking. Mother Nature-aka natural selection-cannot just order the brain to find and fix all our time-pressured misleaps and near-misses. She has to bribe the brain with pleasure. So we find them funny. This wired-in source of pleasure has been tickled relentlessly by humorists over the centuries, and we have become addicted to the endogenous mind candy that is humor.

Elbow Room - The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting (Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett Elbow Room - The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting (Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett
R972 Discovery Miles 9 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Based on the author's presentation of the John Locke lectures at Oxford, 1983.

From Darwin to Derrida - Selfish Genes, Social Selves, and the Meanings of Life (Hardcover): David Haig From Darwin to Derrida - Selfish Genes, Social Selves, and the Meanings of Life (Hardcover)
David Haig; Foreword by Daniel C. Dennett
R782 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R177 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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 has worked in the world. These texts become the specifications for the intricate mechanisms of living beings. Haig draws on a wide range of sources-from Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy to Immanuel Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment to the work of Jacques Derrida to the latest findings on gene transmission, duplication, and expression-to make his argument. Genes and their effects, he explains, are like eggs and chickens. Eggs exist for the sake of becoming chickens and chickens for the sake of laying eggs. A gene's effects have a causal role in determining which genes are copied. A gene (considered as a lineage of material copies) persists if its lineage has been consistently associated with survival and reproduction. Organisms can be understood as interpreters that link information from the environment to meaningful action in the environment. Meaning, Haig argues, is the output of a process of interpretation; there is a continuum from the very simplest forms of interpretation, instantiated in single RNA molecules near the origins of life, to the most sophisticated. Life is interpretation-the use of information in choice.

Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology (Paperback, Fortieth Anniversary Edition): Daniel C. Dennett Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology (Paperback, Fortieth Anniversary Edition)
Daniel C. Dennett
R710 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R151 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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 experiments, the author exposes familiar preconceptions and hobbling intuitions. The essays are grouped into four sections: "Intentional Explanation and Attributions of Mentality"; "The Nature of Theory in Psychology"; "Objects of Consciousness and the Nature of Experience"; and "Free Will and Personhood." This anniversary edition includes a new introduction by Dennett, "Reflections on Brainstorms after Forty Years," in which he recalls the book's original publication by Harry and Betty Stanton of Bradford Books and considers the influence and afterlife of some of the essays. For example, "Mechanism and Responsibility" was Dennett's first articulation of his concept of the intentional stance; "Are Dreams Experiences?" anticipates the major ideas in his 1991 book Consciousness Explained; and "Where Am I?" has been variously represented in a BBC documentary, a student's Javanese shadow puppet play, and a feature-length film made in the Netherlands, Victim of the Brain.

Kinds of Minds - The Origins Of Consciousness (Paperback, Re-issue): Daniel C. Dennett Kinds of Minds - The Origins Of Consciousness (Paperback, Re-issue)
Daniel C. Dennett
R170 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R34 (20%) Out of stock

What kinds of minds are there, and how do we know? The first question is about what exists and the second is about our knowledge. The aim of Kinds of Minds is to answer these questions, in general outline, and to show why these two questions have to be answered together. What exists is one thing. What we can know about is something else. But we know enough about minds, Dennett argues, to know that one of the things that makes them different from everything else in the universe is the way we know about them. 'Provoking but clarifying ...Daniel Dennett's book is a memorable and stimulating work of popular scientific explanation. It thoroughly readjusts the reader's mental image of what the mind is and how it got there but leaves one surprised that the explanation can be ultimately so simple when the implications are so vast' Anthony Smith, Observer

Kinds of Minds (Audio cassette): Daniel C. Dennett Kinds of Minds (Audio cassette)
Daniel C. Dennett; Read by author
R156 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R31 (20%) Out of stock

What kinds of minds are there, and how do we know? This book aims to answer these questions, the first being about ontology, and the second about epistemology.

Kinds of Minds - Towards an Understanding of Consciousness (Hardcover): Daniel C. Dennett Kinds of Minds - Towards an Understanding of Consciousness (Hardcover)
Daniel C. Dennett
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Out of stock
The Crucible of Consciousness - An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain (Paperback): Zoltan Torey The Crucible of Consciousness - An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain (Paperback)
Zoltan Torey; Foreword by Daniel C. Dennett
R816 R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Save R68 (8%) Out of stock

An interdisciplinary examination of the evolutionary breakthroughs that rendered the brain accessible to itself. In The Crucible of Consciousness, Zoltan Torey offers a theory of the mind and its central role in evolution. He traces the evolutionary breakthrough that rendered the brain accessible to itself and shows how the mind-boosted brain works. He identifies what it is that separates the human's self-reflective consciousness from mere animal awareness, and he maps its neural and linguistic underpinnings. And he argues, controversially, that the neural technicalities of reflective awareness can be neither algorithmic nor spiritual-neither a computer nor a ghost in the machine. The human mind is unique; it is not only the epicenter of our knowledge but also the outer limit of our intellectual reach. Not to solve the riddle of the self-aware mind, writes Torey, goes against the evolutionary thrust that created it. Torey proposes a model that brings into a single focus all the elements that make up the puzzle: how the brain works, its functional components and their interactions; how language evolved and how syntax evolved out of the semantic substrate by way of neural transactions; and why the mind-endowed brain deceives itself with entelechy-type impressions. Torey first traces the language-linked emergence of the mind, the subsystem of the brain that enables it to be aware of itself. He then explores this system: how consciousness works, why it is not transparent to introspection, and what sense it makes in the context of evolution. The "consciousness revolution" and the integrative focus of neuroscience have made it possible to make concrete formerly mysterious ideas about the human mind. Torey's model of the mind is the logical outcome of this, highlighting a coherent and meaningful role for a reflectively aware humanity.

The Intentional Stance (Paperback, New Ed): Daniel C. Dennett The Intentional Stance (Paperback, New Ed)
Daniel C. Dennett
R827 R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Save R68 (8%) Out of stock

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 adopt a stance, he argues, a predictive strategy of interpretation that presupposes the rationality of the people - or other entities - we are hoping to understand and predict.These principles of radical interpretation have far-reaching implications for the metaphysical and scientific status of the processes referred to by the everday terms of folk psychology and their corresponding terms in cognitive science.While Dennett's philosophical stance has been steadfast over the years, his views have undergone successive enrichments, refinements, and extensions. The Intentional Stance brings together both previously published and original material: four of the book's ten chapters - its first and the final three - appear here for the first time and push the theory into surprising new territory. The remaining six were published earlier in the 1980s but were not easily accessible; each is followed by a reflection - an essay reconsidering and extending the claims of the earlier work. These reflections and the new chapters represent the vanguard of Dennett's thought. They reveal fresh lines of inquiry into fundamental issues in psychology, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary theory as well as traditional issues in the philosophy of mind.Daniel C. Dennett is Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor at Tufts University and the author of Brainstorms and Elbow Room. The Intentional Stance, along with these works, is a Bradford Book.

Content and Consciousness (Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett Content and Consciousness (Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Out of stock

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 that came to be known as cognitive science. This important and illuminating work is widely-regarded as the book from which all of Dennett 's future ideas developed. It is his first explosive rebuttal of Cartesian dualism and one of the founding texts of philosophy of mind.

Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking (Hardcover): Daniel C. Dennett Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking (Hardcover)
Daniel C. Dennett
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Out of stock

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 focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life s most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will. With patience and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his thinking tools to gain traction on these thorny issues while offering readers insight into how and why each tool was built.

Alongside well-known favorites like Occam s Razor and reductio ad absurdum lie thrilling descriptions of Dennett s own creations: Trapped in the Robot Control Room, Beware of the Prime Mammal, and The Wandering Two-Bitser. Ranging across disciplines as diverse as psychology, biology, computer science, and physics, Dennett s tools embrace in equal measure light-heartedness and accessibility as they welcome uninitiated and seasoned readers alike. As always, his goal remains to teach you how to "think reliably and even gracefully about really hard questions."

A sweeping work of intellectual seriousness that s also studded with impish delights, Intuition Pumps offers intrepid thinkers in all walks of life delicious opportunities to explore their pet ideas with new powers."

Elbow Room - The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting (Standard format, CD): Daniel C. Dennett Elbow Room - The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting (Standard format, CD)
Daniel C. Dennett; Narrated by Don Hagen
R703 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R151 (21%) Out of stock
From Bacteria to Bach and Back - The Evolution of Minds (Standard format, CD): Daniel C. Dennett From Bacteria to Bach and Back - The Evolution of Minds (Standard format, CD)
Daniel C. Dennett; Narrated by Tom Perkins
R781 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R178 (23%) Out of stock
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