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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking [repost]

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 192 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 13:25:10 | 2014 | ISBN-10: 1491518871 | 1.07 GB
Genre: Phylosophy
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 Dennetts most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of lifes 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 Occams Razor and reductio ad absurdum lie thrilling descriptions of Dennetts 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, Dennetts 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 thats 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.

Daniel C. Dennett (Author), Jeff Crawford (Narrator)

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