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From bacteria to Bach and back : the evolution of minds

Author: D C Dennett
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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A leading philosopher offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind that explores the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture, demonstrating the role of culture in installing memes, including language, in the mind.
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Dennett, D. C. (Daniel Clement).
From bacteria to Bach and back.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
(DLC) 2016046790
(OCoLC)964661184
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D C Dennett
ISBN: 9780393242089 0393242080
OCLC Number: 971892483
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 476 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Turning our world upside down. Introduction ; Before bacteria and Bach ; On the origin of reasons ; Two strange inversions of reasoning ; The evolution of understanding --
From evolution to intelligent design. What is information? ; Darwinian spaces: an interlude ; Brains made of brains ; The role of words in cultural evolution ; The meme's-eye point of view ; What's wrong with memes? Objections and replies ; The origins of language ; The evolution of cultural evolution --
Turning our minds inside out. Consciousness as an evolved user-illusion ; The age of post-intelligent design.
Responsibility: Daniel C. Dennett.

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A leading philosopher offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind that explores the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture, demonstrating the role of culture in installing memes, including language, in the mind.

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