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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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  • Consciousness Explained
    Consciousness Explained (Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    Explores how consciousness has evolved, and how a modern understanding of the human mind is radically different from conventional explanations of consciousness. This title explains how science has exploded the classic mysteries of consciousness: the nature of introspection, and the level of consciousness of non-human creatures.

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

    Presents fundamentally different conceptions of philosophical method, cognitive-neuroscientific explanation, and human nature. This book discusses the clash of philosophers and neuroscientists over the conceptual presuppositions of cognitive neuroscience. It is useful for those interested in the relation of mind to brain.

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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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  • The Intentional Stance
    The Intentional Stance (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    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.

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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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  • 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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  • The Concept of Mind
    The Concept of Mind (Paperback) Gilbert Ryle

    Lets us re-examine many cherished ideas about knowledge, imagination, consciousness and the intellect. This book features a classic example of philosophy.

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  • The Crucible of Consciousness
    The Crucible of Consciousness (English, Paperback) Zoltan Torey

    An interdisciplinary examination of the evolutionary breakthroughs that rendered the brain accessible to itself.

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  • Darwin's Dangerous Idea
    Darwin's Dangerous Idea (Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    Argues that the theory of evolution can demystify the miracles of life without devaluing our most cherished beliefs. In this book, the author explores every aspect of evolutionary thinking to show why it is so fundamental to our existence, and why it affirms - not threatens - our convictions about the meaning of life.

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  • The Mind's I
    The Mind's I (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett, Douglas R. Hofstadter

    From some of the 20th century's greatest thinkers, essays on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, evolution, science fiction, philosophy, reductionism, and consciousness

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Leaps of Faith
    Leaps of Faith (English, Paperback) Nicholas Humphrey

    "Elegant and literate" -THE TIMES OF LONDON"The kind of book that both skeptics and believers would do well to read"- SKEPTICAL INQUIRER"An urbane, original, convincing rebuttal of paranormal and supernatural notions" -NEW SCIENTIST"A lively, entertaining book...

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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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  • Sweet Dreams
    Sweet Dreams (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    The author of Consciousness Explained revises and renews his Multiple Drafts Model of consciousness in the light of recent research.

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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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