Thinking is hard. A few of us may be natural geniuses; others are blessed with reserves of willpower. Then there are the rest of us: not prodigies and short on time, but still aspiring to understand the world. What can we do?
Acclaimed thinker Daniel Dennett reveals a collection of his favourite thinking tools, or 'intuition pumps'. From Occam's Razor to the benefit of mistakes, the 90% rule to avoiding 'deepities', this entertaining guide will enable you to tackle life's most fundamental questions - evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will - and teach you to think independently and creatively.
About the Author
Daniel Dennett is one of the most original and provocative thinkers in the world. A brilliant polemicist and philosopher, he is famous for challenging unexamined orthodoxies. His books include Brainstorms, Brainchildren, Elbow Room, Consciousness Explained, Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Freedom Evolves. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts.
One of the world's most original and provocative thinkers Daily Telegraph Intelligence, insight and flair ... They don't come much bigger than Daniel Dennett -- Julian Baggini Guardian
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 3rd April 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1