Search Results: "Daniel C. Dennett"


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CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLAINED by Daniel C. Dennett
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Nevertheless, Dennett's analysis is so often brilliant, so witty, and so informed by contemporary culture as to make pleasurable the reading of what is truly a complex and demanding text."
Maybe not explained. Read full book review >

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FROM BACTERIA TO BACH AND BACK by Daniel C. Dennett
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Anyone interested in modern theories of the mind and consciousness has to reckon with Dennett. This book, dense but accessible, is as good a place as any to start."
The dean of consciousness-raising consciousness-explaining returns with another cleareyed exploration of the mind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1995

"Readers had best be prepared to think long and hard about the points Dennett raises, but those who stay with the author will be amply rewarded for their efforts. (40 b&w line drawings) (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club/History Book Club alternate selections; author tour)"
An explorationat a consistently high level of discourseof the implications of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, which extend far beyond biology. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM EVOLVES by Daniel C. Dennett
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2003

"Difficult but nonetheless stimulating look into the roots of freedom and responsibility."
National Book Award-winner Dennett (Darwin's Dangerous Idea, 1995, etc.) seeks to account for free will in a world determined by inflexible scientific laws. His answer lies in evolution. Read full book review >

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INTUITION PUMPS AND OTHER TOOLS FOR THINKING by Daniel C. Dennett
Released: May 6, 2013

"Despite a generous helping of wit and amusing anecdotes, this is not Philosophy for Dummies. Many of the short chapters require close attention and rereading, but those willing to work will come away with a satisfying understanding of how deep thinkers think."
A famous thinker demonstrates how he does his job. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"And not Dennett at his best."
Dennett wears his philosophical hat in this short volume, based on lectures given at University College, Dublin and Canterbury University (New Zealand). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2006

"An intriguing argument, but one not likely to persuade any but the most heterodox of religious adherents."
An exploration of modern scientific theories of religion, framed by an argument that society must overcome its "spell" against studying religion as a natural, evolutionary occurrence. Read full book review >

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STEAMPUNK HOLMES by P. C. Martin
by P. C. Martin, illustrated by Daniel Cortes, developed by Noble Beast
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Suspend disbelief, then, and try not to get too caught up in the gears of Watson's prosthetic superlimb. Say what? (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Mycroft Holmes as a superspy babe? Manta ray-like attack submarines in the Thames? This lively app makes such things seem just about right, even if they might give Conan Doyle pause. Read full book review >

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'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Some will miss seeing Santa in a traditional red suit (fur or not), but Library Mouse fans will enjoy this peripheral extension of the series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This interpretation of the classic Christmas story includes a few twists, such as a mouse family in the main roles, a human Santa dressed as a lumberjack, and some minor updates to the text. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"There are many stories in this volume that would make interesting history for the young reader; too bad they are sloppily combined into one choppy offering. (timeline, Web sites) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The McKissacks tell the story of the first African-Americans in America in an addition to the Milestone Books series. Read full book review >