From Bacteria to Bach and Back by Daniel C. Dennett audiobook

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

By Daniel Dennett
Read by Tom Perkins

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781681684390

  • ISBN: 9781681684390

Runtime: 15.74 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

What is human consciousness and how is it possible? This question fascinates thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. From Bacteria to Bach and Back is Daniel C. Dennett’s brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture. Part philosophical whodunit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett’s legendary career at the forefront of philosophical thought. In his inimitable style—laced with wit and arresting thought experiments—Dennett shows how culture enables reflection by installing a bounty of thinking tools, or memes, in our brains. Language, itself composed of memes, turbocharged this interplay. The result, a mind that can comprehend the questions it poses, emerges from a process of cultural evolution. An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and other researchers, From Bacteria to Bach and Back will delight and entertain anyone who hopes to understand human creativity in all its wondrous applications.

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Daniel C. Dennett

Author Bio: Daniel C. Dennett

Daniel C. Dennett is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University and the author of numerous books including Breaking the Spell, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, and Consciousness Explained.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Daniel Dennett

Author Bio: Daniel Dennett

DANIEL DENNETT is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author of several books including, Consciousness Explained, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Breaking the Spell, and From Bacteria to Bach and Back.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 15.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English