Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

Daniel C. Dennett


“The top new ebook I’ve read.”―Richard Dawkins, New York occasions ebook Review

Over a storied occupation, Daniel C. Dennett has engaged questions on technological know-how and the workings of the brain. His solutions have mixed rigorous argument with powerful empirical grounding. and many enjoyable.

Intuition Pumps and different instruments for Thinking deals seventy-seven of Dennett’s such a lot profitable "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" intended to steer you thru a few of life’s so much treacherous subject material: evolution, that means, brain, and unfastened will. With endurance and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his pondering instruments to achieve traction on those thorny concerns whereas delivering readers perception into how and why every one device was once built.

Alongside famous favorites like Occam’s Razor and reductio advert absurdum lie exciting descriptions of Dennett’s personal creations: Trapped within the robotic regulate Room, Beware of the leading Mammal, and The Wandering Two-Bitser. Ranging throughout disciplines as varied as psychology, biology, machine technological know-how, and physics, Dennett’s instruments embody in equivalent degree light-heartedness and accessibility as they welcome uninitiated and pro readers alike. As constantly, his target continues to be to coach you ways to "think reliably or even gracefully approximately fairly not easy questions."

A sweeping paintings of highbrow seriousness that’s additionally studded with impish delights, Intuition Pumps offers intrepid thinkers―in all walks of life―delicious possibilities to discover their puppy rules with new powers.

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