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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Dennett, Daniel Clement (Book - 2013)
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A philosophy professor 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. Daniel Dennett, one of the world's most original and provocative thinkers, takes readers on a profound, illuminating and highly entertaining philosophical journey as he reveals a collection of his favorite thinking tools, or "intuition pumps", that he and others have developed for addressing life's most fundamental questions.
Authors: Dennett, Daniel Clement
Title: Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xiv, 496 p., [2] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm
Contents: A dozen general thinking tools
Tools for thinking about meaning or content
An interlude about computers
More tools about meaning
Tools for thinking about evolution
Tools for thinking about consciousness
Tools for thinking about free will
What is it like to be a philosopher?
Use the tools, try harder
What got left out
Summary: A philosophy professor 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.
Daniel Dennett, one of the world's most original and provocative thinkers, takes readers on a profound, illuminating and highly entertaining philosophical journey as he reveals a collection of his favorite thinking tools, or "intuition pumps", that he and others have developed for addressing life's most fundamental questions.
ISBN: 0393082067
9780393082067
Statement of Responsibility: Daniel C. Dennett
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Thought and thinking Miscellanea Philosophy Miscellanea
Topical Term: Thought and thinking
Philosophy
LCCN: 2013000930
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