Other minds

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Theory of Knowledge, Mind and
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Other Minds is a superb, coruscating book. It’s exciting to see bottom-up philosophy―philosophy that starts on the reef and in the sand and then crawls slowly up towards abstraction. That’s how all philosophy should be done." ―Charles Foster, Cited by: The tagline for Other Minds is: A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness.

If we want to understand other minds, the minds of cephalopods are the most other of all. The tagline for Other Minds is: A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness/5. Other Minds is a superb, coruscating book. It’s exciting to see bottom-up philosophy―philosophy that starts on the reef and in the sand and then crawls slowly up towards abstraction.

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That’s how all philosophy should be done." ―Charles Foster, Literary Review "Fascinating and often delightful/5(). Other Minds will delight and challenge every naturalist, every diver, every person who has ever wondered about the nature of other creatures' experience.

In other words, everyone should read this book — and come away with a more complex and compassionate relationship to the other animals with whom we share both Earth and sea."Pages:   'In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a philosopher, skilfully combines science, philosophy and Other minds book experiences of Other minds book among these tentacled beasts to illuminate the origin and nature of consciousness.' - The Economist.

`I love this book, its masterful blend of natural history, philosophy, and wonder 5/5(2). Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life is published by William Collins. To order a copy for £17 (RRP £20) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Phone orders min p&p of £Author: Philip Hoare.

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It's exciting to see bottom-up philosophy -- philosophy that starts on the reef and in the sand and then crawls slowly up towards abstraction.

That's how all philosophy should be done.". --Charles Foster, Literary Review "Fascinating and often delightful/5(). Other Minds is a superb, coruscating book.

It’s exciting to see bottom-up philosophy—philosophy that starts on the reef and in the sand and then crawls slowly up towards abstraction. That’s how all philosophy should be done." —Charles Foster, Literary Review "Fascinating and often delightfulCited by:   In this compelling analysis of 'other minds' Anita Avramides traces the question from the Ancient Sceptics through to Descartes, Malebranche, Locke, Berkeley, Reid and Wittgenstein.

The second part of the book explores the views of influential contemporary philosophers such as Strawson, Davidson, Nagel and Searle/5. In this compelling analysis of 'other minds' Anita Avramides traces the question from the Ancient Sceptics through to Descartes, Malebranche, Locke, Berkeley, Reid and Wittgenstein.

The second part of the book explores the views of influential contemporary philosophers such as Strawson, Davidson, Nagel and Edition: 1st Edition.

A must-read for anyone interested in the evolution of the mind – ours and the very other, but equally sentient, minds of the cephalopods." – Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds "Exciting, dramatic, vivid, revelatory, this book is full of Price Range: £ - £ Other Minds is a bestseller by Peter Godfrey-Smith on the evolution and nature of consciousness.

It compares the situation in cephalopods, especially the octopus and the cuttlefish, with that in mammals and x active bodies that enable and perhaps require a measure of intelligence have evolved three times, in arthropods, cephalopods, and : Peter Godfrey-Smith.

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Other Minds () is an exploration of the evolution of the octopus. Once a limpet-like creature that crawled along the bottom of the ocean, the octopus is now an intelligent and unique predator. Peter Godfrey-Smith guides the reader through billions of years of evolutionary history to explain the development of complex life, while shedding light on one of the world’s most intriguing.

Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Other Minds: Peter Godfrey-Smith: /5(10K). In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how subjective experience crept into being - how nature became aware of itself.

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As Godfrey-Smith stresses, it is a story that largely occurs in the ocean, where animals first appeared. In “Other Minds,” Peter Godfrey-Smith hunts the commonalities and origins of sentience. He is an academic philosopher but also a diver. Watching octopuses watching him, our author considers minds and meanings.

Octopuses and cuttlefish — cephalopods — make surprisingly good foils here. In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how subjective experience crept into being—how nature became aware of itself.

As Godfrey-Smith stresses, it is a story that largely occurs in the ocean, where animals first appeared/5(31). Introduction: The Philosophical Culture p.

3 I Philosophy of Mind 1. Freud's Anthropomorphism p. 13 2. Freud's Permanent Revolution p. 26 3. Wittgenstein: The Egocentric Predicament p. 45 4. Chomsky: Linguistics and Epistemology p. 56 5.

Fodor: The Boundaries of Inner Space p. 65 6. Armstrong on the Mind p. 72 7. Dennett: Content and Consciousness p. 82 8. In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how subjective experience crept into being—how nature became aware of itself.

As Godfrey-Smith stresses, it is a story that largely occurs in the ocean, where animals first appeared/5(10). Other Minds will delight and challenge every naturalist, every diver, every person who has ever wondered about the nature of other creatures' experience.

In other words, everyone should read this book—and come away with a more complex and compassionate relationship to the other animals with whom we share both Earth and sea.5/5. Other Minds is a densely argued, original contribution to philosophy that will be useful, given its comprehensiveness and its non-technical language, to all who are interested in this great issue.\/span>\"@ en\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema:description\/a> \" 1.

What is the problem. This book has been a long time in the making. Other issues have taken me away from it from time to extended time. But I kept coming back to the problem of other minds. It has remained a great issue, it is much contested still, and it is, after all, elose to us all.

I like believing that the timeBrand: Springer Netherlands. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages ; 23 cm. Contents: Philosophy and the problem of other minds --The history of the problem --The problem today --Knowledge of other minds --Ancient and modern scepticism and the problem of other minds --The ancient sceptics: a brief introduction.

In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how subjective experience crept into being—how nature became aware of itself.

As Godfrey-Smith stresses, it is a story that largely occurs in the ocean, where animals first appeared. Malle is coeditor of two other volumes, Intentions and Intentionality and The Evolution of Language Out of Pre-Language, and the author of How the Mind Explains Behavior.

Sara D. Hodges, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Peter Godfrey-Smith. Peter Godfrey-Smith is a distinguished professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a professor of history and the philosophy of science at the University of is the author of Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness and four scholarly books, including Theory.

In this compelling analysis of 'other minds' Anita Avramides traces the question from the Ancient Sceptics through to Descartes, Malebranche, Locke, Berkeley, Reid and Wittgenstein. The second part of the book explores the views of influential contemporary philosophers such as Strawson, Davidson, Nagel and Searle.

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews.

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Other Minds is a loving fusion of evolution, biology and philosophy. I found Godfrey-Smith's story telling so compelling that I probably won't eat octopus again.

If ever you wonder why the ocean is deserving of our moral consideration, read this book.