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 ...

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 ...

Brainstorms

Brainstorms
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-08
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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 ...

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....

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—...

Brainchildren

Brainchildren
  • Author : Daniel Clement Dennett,Hilary Putnam,Ned Block
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 418
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : "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 ...

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams
  • Author : Daniel Clement Dennett
  • Publisher : Bradford Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : The author of Consciousness Explained revises and renews his Multiple Drafts Model of consciousness in the light of recent research....

The Crash of Flight 3804

The Crash of Flight 3804
  • Author : Charlotte Dennett
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-04-02
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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 ...

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, ...

Inside Jokes

Inside Jokes
  • Author : Matthew M. Hurley,Daniel Clement Dennett,Reginald B. Adams
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02
  • Total pages : 359
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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 ...

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 ...

Inside Jokes

Inside Jokes
  • Author : Matthew M. Hurley,Daniel Clement Dennett,Reginald B. Adams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 374
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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 ...

The Crash of Flight 3804

The Crash of Flight 3804
  • Author : Charlotte Dennett
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2020-04-02
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : "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 ...

From Darwin to Derrida

From Darwin to Derrida
  • Author : David Haig
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0141978058
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Summary : 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, ...