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Daniel C. Dennett

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

€13,95

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.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 496
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780141978048
ISBN 10: 014197804X

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From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

€13,95