From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds - Daniel C. Dennett

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

By Daniel C. Dennett

  • Publication Date: 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Philosophy

Book Overview

“[The] best scientific-philosophical approach to understanding how consciousness evolved.… A wonderful book that will shape and drive thinking for years to come.”—Shane O’Mara, Times Higher Education

How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind?

In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show, step by step, how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. A crucial shift occurred when humans developed the ability to share memes, or ways of doing things not based in genetic instinct. Competition among memes produced thinking tools powerful enough that our minds don’t just perceive and react, they create and comprehend.

An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and scientists, From Bacteria to Bach and Back will delight and entertain all those curious about how the mind works.

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Users Reviews

  • You will like the author...

    4
    By harwood19
    in the sense that you are glad his attempts make sense, that he's doing this work, and that you find it all fascinating. You will give it 4 stars instead of 5 to emulate the awesome humility required to sneak-peak at the evolution of minds. Being wrong is part of humanity, and the most powerful of AI's will require such a characteristic no matter how fast, or slow, goes the requirement. Historical foundations provide credibility, and books aside, just be happy the author exists.
  • Fascinating

    5
    By Pompon pomp
    Very intense