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  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back
    From Bacteria to Bach and Back (English, Hardback) Daniel C. Dennett

    One of America's foremost philosophers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind.

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  • Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
    Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    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? This guide enables you to tackle life's questions - evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will.

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  • Caught in the Pulpit
    Caught in the Pulpit (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola

    What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age—the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach. In...

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  • Elbow Room
    Elbow Room (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    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...

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  • Inside Jokes
    Inside Jokes (English, Paperback) Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett

    An evolutionary and cognitive account of the addictive mind candy that is humor.

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  • Breaking the Spell
    Breaking the Spell (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    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? In this title, the author explores how the great ideas of religion have enthralled us for thousands of years - and whether we could (or should) break free.

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  • Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking
    Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    "The best new book I've read."-Richard Dawkins, New York Times Book Review

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  • Neuroscience and Philosophy
    Neuroscience and Philosophy (English, Paperback) Maxwell R. Bennett, Daniel C. Dennett

    Neuroscience and Philosophy begins with an excerpt from Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience, in which Maxwell Bennett and Peter Hacker question the conceptual commitments of cognitive neuroscientists. Daniel Dennett and John Searle then criticize their position, and Bennett and Hacker respond. Their impassioned exchange encompasses a wide range of central themes: the nature of consciousness, the bearer and location of psychological attributes, the intelligibility of so-called brain maps and representations, the notion of qualia, and the relationships between mind, brain, and body. Pulling all of these strands together, Daniel Robinson then explains why this confrontation is so crucial to the understanding of neuroscientific research. Clearly argued and thoroughly engaging, the authors present fundamentally different conceptions of philosophical method, cognitive-neuroscientific explanation, and human nature, and their debate will appeal to anyone interested in the relation of mind to brain, of psychology to neuroscience, of causal to rational explanation, and of consciousness to self-consciousness.

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  • Life Driven Purpose
    Life Driven Purpose (English, Paperback) Dan Barker

    Every thinking person wants to lead a life of meaning and purpose. For thousands of years, holy books have told us that such a life is available only through obedience and submission to some higher power. Today, the faithful keep popular devotionals and tracts within easy reach on bedside tables and mobile devices, all communicating this common message: “Life is meaningless without God.” Former...

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  • Feeling Pain and Being in Pain
    Feeling Pain and Being in Pain (English, Paperback) Nikola Grahek

    An examination of the two most radical dissociation syndromes of the human pain experience -- pain without painfulness and painfulness without pain -- and what they reveal about the complex nature of pain and its sensory, cognitive, and behavioral components.

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  • Content and Consciousness
    Content and Consciousness (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    Elucidates a problem integral to the history of Western philosophical thought - the relationship of the mind and body. This work develops a theory of the human mind and consciousness based on the advances in the field that came to be known as cognitive science.

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  • Science and Religion
    Science and Religion (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett, Alvin Plantinga

    An enlightening discussion that will motivate students to think critically, the book 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.

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  • Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking
    Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking (English, Hardback) Daniel C. Dennett

    One of the world's leading philosophers offers aspiring thinkers his personal trove of mind-stretching thought experiments.

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  • Brainstorms
    Brainstorms (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    An anniversary edition of a classic in cognitive science, with a new introduction by the author....

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  • Elbow Room
    Elbow Room (English, CD-Audio) Professor Daniel C Dennett $72.80 $100.99
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    Elbow Room (English, CD-Audio) Professor Daniel C Dennett $28.00 $35.00
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  • Content and Consciousness (English, Hardback) Daniel C. Dennett

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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  • Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
    Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking (English, CD-Audio) Professor Daniel C Dennett

    “A philosopher of rare originality, rigor, and wit.” —Jim Holt, Wall Street JournalOver 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...

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  • Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
    Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking (English, CD-Audio) Professor Daniel C Dennett

    “A philosopher of rare originality, rigor, and wit.” —Jim Holt, Wall Street JournalOver 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...

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  • Human Dignity and Bioethics
    Human Dignity and Bioethics (English, Paperback) Edmund D. Pellegrino

    Addresses the issue of what the concept of 'human dignity' entails and its proper role in bioethical controversies.

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