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Daniel C. Dennett, Freedom Evolves

Daniel C. Dennett, Freedom Evolves

Four billion years ago, there was no freedom on our planet, because there was no life. What kinds of freedom have evolved since the origin of life? Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? If you are free, are you responsible for being free, or just lucky?

In Freedom Evolves, Daniel C. Dennett, the author of Darwin’s Dangerous Idea and Consciousness Explained, sets out to answer these questions, showing how we, alone among the animals, have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. In a series of strikingly original arguments drawing on evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy, he demonstrates that if we accept Darwin’s reasoning, we can build from the simplest life forms all the way up to the best and deepest human thoughts on questions of morality and meaning, ethics and freedom.

December 30th, 2007  |  Published in Boeken Maarten


Daniel C. Dennett, Breaking the Spell

Breaking the SpellReligion as a Natural Phenomenon Daniel C. Dennett taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Allen Laneeerste editie: gedrukt: 2006verworven: 2006bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 0713997893verworven via: Amazon

January 1st, 2006  |  Published in Boeken Janantoon


Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained

Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained

In Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. Dennett reveals the secrets of one of the last remaining mysteries of the universe: the human brain.

Daniel C. Dennett’s now-classic book blends philosophy, psychology and neuroscience — with the aid of numerous examples and thought-experiments — to explore how consciousness has evolved, and how a modern understanding of the human mind is radically different from conventional explanations of consciousness.

November 7th, 2003  |  Published in Boeken Maarten


Douglas R. Hofstadter, Daniel C. Dennett (eds.); The Mind’s I

Douglas R. Hofstadter, Daniel C. Dennett (eds.); The Mind’s I

From verbalizing chimpanzees to scientific speculations involving machines with souls, from the mesmerizing, mazelike fiction of Borges to the tantalizing, dreamlike fiction of Lem and his Princess Ineffable, her circuits glowing red and gold, The Mind’s I opens the mind to the Black Box of fantasy.

August 28th, 2002  |  Published in Boeken Maarten


Snuffelen

Snuffelen

Snuffelen, snuisteren, boeiende boeken ontdekken in een nieuw of lang niet bezocht boekenrek: de geneugte van elke common reader.

November 29th, 2015  |  Published in BIBLIO, FOCUS


Philosophy of mind

Philosophy of mind

How do we think? Can machines think? What is consciousness? And many more questions on artificial intelligence and the philosophy of mind.

July 1st, 2014  |  Published in English texts, FOCUS, wetenschap




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