Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for ThinkingBook - 2013
Over a storied career, philosopher Daniel C. Dennett has engaged questions about science and the workings of the mind. His answers have combined rigorous argument with strong empirical grounding. And a lot of fun. This book offers seventy-seven of Dennett's most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life's most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will. With patience and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his thinking tools to gain traction on these thorny issues while offering readers insight into how and why each tool was built. Ranging across disciplines as diverse as psychology, biology, computer science, and physics, Dennett's tools embrace in equal measure light-heartedness and accessibility as they welcome uninitiated and seasoned readers alike. As always, his goal remains to teach you how to "think reliably and even gracefully about really hard questions."--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 121.6 DEN NVD
Characteristics: xiv, 496 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Intuition pumps & other tools for thinking