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    Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking (CD-Audio) By (author) Daniel C Dennett, Performed by Jeff Crawford

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    Description?A philosopher of rare originality, rigor, and wit.? ?Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal Over a storied career, 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. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking 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 listeners insight into how and why each tool was built. Alongside well-known favorites like Occam's Razor and reductio ad absurdum lie thrilling descriptions of Dennett's own creations: Trapped in the Robot Control Room, Beware of the Prime Mammal, and The Wandering Two-Bitser. 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 listeners alike. As always, his goal remains to teach you how to ?think reliably and even gracefully about really hard questions.? A sweeping work of intellectual seriousness that's also studded with impish delights, Intuition Pumps offers intrepid thinkers?in all walks of life?delicious opportunities to explore their pet ideas with new powers.

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    Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
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    By (author) Daniel C Dennett, Performed by Jeff Crawford
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    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9781491518878
    ISBN 10: 1491518871

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    DC22: 190
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000, PHI021000
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    08 April 2014