From Bacteria to Bach and Back

Written By Daniel C. Dennett
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 21 February 2017
  • ISBN : 0141978058
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 5 reviews
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Read or download book entitled From Bacteria to Bach and Back written by Daniel C. Dennett which was release on 21 February 2017, this book published by Penguin UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: '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.

From Bacteria to Bach and Back

From Bacteria to Bach and Back
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : '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 ...

Elbow Room new edition

Elbow Room  new edition
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-07
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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 ...

Brainchildren

Brainchildren
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1998-02-17
  • Total pages : 430
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : A new collection of wide-ranging essays from one of cognitive science's most distingushed figures. Minds are complex artifacts, partly biological and partly social; only a unified, multidisciplinary approach will yield a realistic theory of how they came into existence and how they work. One of the foremost workers in this ...

Elbow Room new edition

Elbow Room  new edition
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-07
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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 ...

Brainstorms Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Brainstorms  Fortieth Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Total pages : 438
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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, ...

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-08
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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 ...

The Intentional Stance

The Intentional Stance
  • Author : Daniel Clement Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Total pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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....

Wonder and Education

Wonder and Education
  • Author : Anders Schinkel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-12
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : Many people, whether educators or not, will agree that an education that does not inspire wonder is barren. Wonder is commonly perceived as akin to curiosity, as stimulating inquiry, and as something that enhances pleasure in learning, but there are many experiences of wonder that do not have an obvious ...

Theological Territories

Theological Territories
  • Author : David Bentley Hart
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15
  • Total pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : In Theological Territories, David Bentley Hart, one of America’s most eminent contemporary writers on religion, reflects on the state of theology “at the borders” of other fields of discourse, including metaphysics, philosophy of mind, science, the arts, ethics, and biblical hermeneutics. The book advances many of Hart’s larger ...

Brainstorms Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Brainstorms  Fortieth Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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, ...

What s with Free Will

What s with Free Will
  • Author : Philip Clayton,James W. Walters
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : Are humans free, or are we determined by our genes and the world around us? The question of freedom is not only one of philosophy’s greatest conundrums, but also one of the most fundamental questions of human existence. It’s particularly pressing in societies like ours, where our core ...

The Coevolution

The Coevolution
  • Author : Edward Ashford Lee
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : Should digital technology be viewed as a new life form, sharing our ecosystem and coevolving with us? Are humans defining technology, or is technology defining humans? In this book, Edward Ashford Lee considers the case that we are less in control of the trajectory of technology than we think. It ...

Breaking the Spell

Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-02-02
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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—...

In Search of the Soul

In Search of the Soul
  • Author : John Cottingham
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-12
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : How our beliefs about the soul have developed through the ages, and why an understanding of it still matters today The concept of the soul has been a recurring area of exploration since ancient times. What do we mean when we talk about finding our soul, how do we know ...

The Naturalness of Belief

The Naturalness of Belief
  • Author : Paul Copan,Charles Taliaferro
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : This volume exposes naturalism’s unnaturalness and defends theism’s naturalness and greater explanatory power to account for wide-ranging phenomena in the world and human experience. A broadening of naturalism to accommodate these features means borrowing heavily from—and thus more closely resembling—a theistic worldview....