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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Evolution

Evolving the Mind On the Nature of Matter and the Origin of Consciousness

By: AG Cairns-Smith
329 pages, 2 b/w photos, 64 line illus
Evolving the Mind
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  • Evolving the Mind ISBN: 9780521637558 Paperback Apr 1998 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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About this book

Has two main themes - how ideas about mind evolved in science and how mind itself evolved in Nature.

Contents

1. Material things; 2. Life; 3. Forms of intelligence; 4. Places in the brain; 5. Correlates of consciousness; 6. Dreaming aware; 7. Space time and substance; 8. Making theories; 9. Quantum theories of consciousness; 10. Conversation and coda; References; Index.

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By: AG Cairns-Smith
329 pages, 2 b/w photos, 64 line illus
Media reviews
'A. G. Cairns-Smith is a brilliant explainer of difficult ideas, bringing to the task an imagination that is magnificently disciplined by detailed scientific understanding. He is also open-minded. His book will tantalize participants and onlookers of all persuasions.' Daniel C. Dennett, Nature '... an absorbing book ... an enjoyable and rewarding read: throw out a couple of thrillers and take it on holiday.' New Scientist 'Cairns-Smith has a story to tell and he does so, eloquently and well.' Susan Greenfield, The Times Higher Educational Supplement 'Cairns-Smith offers a very intelligent human's guide to physics, molecular biology and neuroscience; on these he is both contemporary and more accurate than a cohort of Ph-doctored science newswriters. He deserves a new Nobel for Honest Communication.' Hilton Stowell, Journal of Consciousness Studies
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