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De La Mettrie's ghost : the story of decisions

Author: Chris Nunn
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : SpanishView all editions and formats
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This book is about how we make choices. Drawing together evidence from 21st century chemistry to Victorian politics, enlightenment philosophy, Roman drama and beyond, it is a compelling hunt for the  Read more...

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Named Person: Julien Offray de La Mettrie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Nunn
ISBN: 1403994951 9781403994950
OCLC Number: 61877534
Description: viii, 228 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Back to basics Memory Free Will and Free Won't Illusions of Willing Susan's Tale, Part 1 Objects in Mind More Cognitive Objects Weariness - Victorian and Modern Good Ideas Susan's Tale, Part 2 Stories and Their People Of Laws, Physics and Stories Epilogue - On Being a Story
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