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    DescriptionThinking is hard - yet barely a waking moment passes when we're not labouring away at it. A few of us may be natural geniuses, able to work through the toughest tangles in an instant; others, blessed with reserves of willpower, stay the course in the dogged pursuit of truth. Then there's the rest of us. Not prodigies and a little bit lazy, but still aspiring to understand the world and our place in it. What can we do? In Intuition Pumps, Daniel Dennett, one of the world's most original and provocative thinkers, takes us on a profound, illuminating and highly entertaining philosophical journey. He reveals a collection of his favourite thinking tools, or 'intuition pumps', that he and others have developed for addressing life's most fundamental questions. Along with new discussions of familiar moves - Occam's Razor, reductio ad absurdum - Dennett offers cognitive tools built for the most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will. In his genial style, Dennett guides readers around the pitfalls in arguments, and reveals easier ways to better understand the world around us and our place in it. An enlightening and practical store of knowledge, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking will teach you to think truly independently and creatively. [Praise for Daniel Dennett's Freedom Evolves]: "This is a serious book with a brilliant message". (Matt Ridley, Sunday Telegraph). "Dennett has produced the most powerful and ingenious attempt at reconciling Darwinism with the belief in human freedom to date". (John Gray, The Independent). "An outstandingly good book. There is no better philosophical exponent of what evolutionary biology really means". (The Times). Daniel Dennett is one of the most original and provocative thinkers in the world. A brilliant polemicist and philosopher, he is famous for challenging unexamined orthodoxies. His books include Brainstorms, Brainchildren, Elbow Room, Consciousness Explained, Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Freedom Evolves. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts.


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    Title
    Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel C. Dennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 811 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846144752
    ISBN 10: 1846144752
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000
    DC23: 153.4
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    ALLEN LANE
    Publication date
    05 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Daniel Dennett is one of the most original and provocative thinkers in the world. A brilliant polemicist and philosopher, he is famous for challenging unexamined orthodoxies. His books include Brainstorms, Brainchildren, Elbow Room, Consciousness Explained, Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Freedom Evolves. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    [Praise for Daniel Dennett's Freedom Evolves]: This is a serious book with a brilliant message -- Matt Ridley Sunday Telegraph Dennett has produced the most powerful and ingenious attempt at reconciling Darwinism with the belief in human freedom to date -- John Gray The Independent An outstandingly good book. There is no better philosophical exponent of what evolutionary biology really means The Times