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Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking by [Dennett, Daniel C.]
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Dennett declares that his aim in Intuition Pumps is to lay out devices by which we might think more clearly, or with more insight, about a host of thorny topics—which might be boiled down to those many areas in which we errantly or too hastily assume we have a solid sense of the right and wrong answers. The sheer number of these thought experiments, geared to reveal how thoroughly incorrect our assumptions might be, is daring itself. The most provocative comprise consciousness, free will, and our own sense of what we mean by meaning and intend by speaking of intentionality—in other words, the philosophical terrain Dennett has explored extensively in his prior books. —Eric Banks

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“An excellent introduction to Dennett’s body of thought.”
- Boston Globe

“One of the most original thinkers of our time.”
- Michael Shermer, Science

“Perhaps America’s most widely read (and debated) living philosopher. . . . [Intuition Pumps is] a lively primer on the radical answers Mr. Dennett has elaborated to the big questions in his nearly five decades in philosophy”
- New York Times

“The sharpest, cleverest, most stylish prober of how issues of human consciousness interconnect today with evolutionary theory.”
- Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer

“A philosopher’s box of tools for the musing mind.”
- Nature

““[Dennett] is a master at inventing tools for thought― metaphysical jokes, fables, parables, puzzles, and zany Monty-Python-like sketches that can help thinkers feel their way forward.”
- Daily Beast

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  • File Size: 7606 KB
  • Print Length: 515 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (May 6, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 29, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AR354AQ
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