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Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking

Author: D C Dennett
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Daniel Dennett, one of the world's most original and provocative thinkers, takes readers on a profound, illuminating and highly entertaining philosophical journey as he reveals a collection of his favorite thinking tools, or "intuition pumps", that he and others have developed for addressing life's most fundamental questions.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D C Dennett
ISBN: 9780393082067 0393082067
OCLC Number: 813539169
Description: xiv, 496 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A dozen general thinking tools --
Tools for thinking about meaning or content --
An interlude about computers --
More tools about meaning --
Tools for thinking about evolution --
Tools for thinking about consciousness --
Tools for thinking about free will --
What is it like to be a philosopher? --
Use the tools, try harder --
What got left out.
Responsibility: Daniel C. Dennett.

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Daniel Dennett, one of the world's most original and provocative thinkers, takes readers on a profound, illuminating and highly entertaining philosophical journey as he reveals a collection of his favorite thinking tools, or "intuition pumps", that he and others have developed for addressing life's most fundamental questions.

A philosophy professor offers exercises and tools to stretch the mind, offering new ways to consider, discuss, and argue positions on dangerous subject matter including evolution, the meaning of life, and free will.

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