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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:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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: Nonfiction
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D C Dennett
ISBN: 9780393082067 0393082067 9781846144752 1846144752 9780393348781 0393348784
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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