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  • Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143038337
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: February 2007
    The author describes the variuos stages of the long historical evolution of religion, beginning with primitive tribal myths and rituals, and ending with the market driven evangelical megachurches of modern America.He emphasizes that his explanation of the evolution is testable with the methods of science. Dennett's main argument is that religious belief - especially in the United States - is often sheltered from the 'cut and thrust' of intellectual argument (as well the above-mentioned scientific scrutiny), and it should not be. A New York Times bestseller. Notes, bibliography, index. 448p.
  • Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670034727
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: February 2006
    Religion plays such a powerful role in the world that we should try to understand it in all its complexities, but most adherents bristle at anyone who wants to investigate their practices and beliefs in a scientific manner. This book seeks to uncover the origins of this remarkable phenomena and to discuss why - and how - they have commanded allegiance, become so potent, and shaped so many lives so strongly. Dennett explores how religion evolved from folk beliefs and how these early 'wild' strains of religion were then consciously domesticated. Not an anti-religious screed, the book engagingly explores the role religious belief plays - if any - in our daily American lives.
  • Consciousness Explained

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316180658
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: October 1991
    This book unleashes a torrent of stimulating thoughts, every chapter a myriad of startling new ideas incorporating current facts and theories from the realms of neuroscience, psychology, and Artificial Intelligence. Bibliography, index. Black and white illustrations. 511p.
  • Content and Consciousness (International Library of Philosophy)

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $53.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415104319
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: October 1986
  • Crucible of Consciousness: An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain

    By Zoltan Torey

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780262512848
    • Publisher: MIT PRESS
    • Published: June 2009
    An interdisciplinary examination of the evolutionary breakthroughs that rendered the brain accessible to itself.
  • Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684824710
    • Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster
    • Published: June 1996
    1995 National Book Award Nominee for Non-Fiction. Now in paperback, this work reaffirms the validity of Darwin's theory of natural selection and brilliantly demonstrates its compatibility with free will, sacred beliefs, and thedignity of humankind. 672p. Pap.
  • Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780684802909
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: May 1995
    Offers a wider perspective on Darwin's scientific theory of natural selection, explaining how it extends beyond biology, analyzing current controversies over the origins of life and inherent biases, and challenging popular philosophies. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
  • Freedom Evolves

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142003848
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2004
    The author of Consciousness Explained and Darwin's Dangerous Idea explains how ancient problems involving moral and political freedoms can be resolved by evolution and biology. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $14.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393242072
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: February 2017
  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393355505
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: February 2018
  • Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393082067
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 2013
    The philosophy professor behind Breaking the Spell and Consciousness Explained offers exercises and tools to stretch the mind, offering new ways to consider, discuss and argue positions on dangerous subject matter including evolution, the meaning of life and free will.
  • Kinds of Minds: Towards an Understanding of Consciousness

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465073511
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: June 1997
    Using the disciplines of philosophy, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology, the author discusses theories about how our minds and animals' minds work while developing his own evolutionary perspective on how our minds operate
  • Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness

    By Daniel C. Dennett

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780262541916
    • Publisher: The MIT Press
    • Published: October 2006
    In the years since Daniel Dennett's influential Consciousness Explained was published in 1991, scientific research on consciousness has been a hotly contested battleground of rival theories -- "so rambunctious," Dennett observes, "that several people are writing books just about the tumult." With Sweet Dreams, Dennett returns to the subject for "revision and renewal" of his theory of consciousness, taking into account major empirical advances in the field since 1991 as well as recent theoretical challenges.In Consciousness Explained, Dennett proposed to replace the ubiquitous but bankrupt Cartesian Theater model (which posits a privileged place in the brain where "it all comes together" for the magic show of consciousness) with the Multiple Drafts Model. Drawing on psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and artificial intelligence, he asserted that human consciousness is essentially the mental software that reorganizes the functional architecture of the brain. In Sweet Dreams, he recasts the Multiple Drafts Model as the "fame in the brain" model, as a background against which to examine the philosophical issues that "continue to bedevil the field."With his usual clarity and brio, Dennett enlivens his arguments with a variety of vivid examples. He isolates the "Zombic Hunch" that distorts much of the theorizing of both philosophers and scientists, and defends heterophenomenology, his "third-person" approach to the science of consciousness, against persistent misinterpretations and objections. The old challenge of Frank Jackson's thought experiment about Mary the color scientist is given a new rebuttal in the form of "RoboMary," while his discussion of a famous card trick, "The Tuned Deck," is designed to show that David Chalmers's Hard Problem is probably just a figment of theorists' misexploited imagination. In the final essay, the "intrinsic" nature of "qualia" is compared with the naively imagined "intrinsic value" of a dollar in "Consciousness -- How Much is That in Real Money?"
  • The Concept of Mind

    By Gilbert Ryle

    Our Price: $27.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226732961
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: December 2000
    This now-classic work challenges what Ryle calls philosophy's "official theory," the Cartesians "myth" of the separation of mind and matter. Ryle's linguistic analysis remaps the conceptual geography of mind, not so much solving traditional philosophical problems as dissolving them into the mere consequences of misguided language. His plain language and esstentially simple purpose place him in the traditioin of Locke, Berkeley, Mill, and Russell.
  • The Mind's I : Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul

    By Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465030910
    • Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
    • Published: January 2001
    From some of the 20th century's greatest thinkers, essays on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, evolution, science fiction, philosophy, reductionism, and consciousness

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