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  • Consciousness Explained | Daniel C. Dennett

    Consciousness Explained

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated By Paul Mantell
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    The national bestseller chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 1991 is now available as an audiobook. The author of Brainstorms, Daniel C. Dennett replaces our traditional vision of consciousness with a new model based on a wealth of fact and theory from the latest scientific research.

    Tim says: "Best analysis of consciousness in modern history"
  • Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon | Daniel C. Dennett

    Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
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    For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why - and how - it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma.

    Don Caliente says: "Great Reader Actually Enhances A Great Book!"
  • Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking | Daniel C. Dennett

    Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated By Jeff Crawford
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    Over a storied career, Daniel C. Dennett has engaged questions about science and the workings of the mind. His answers have combined rigorous argument with strong empirical grounding. And a lot of fun. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking offers seventy-seven of Dennett’s most successful “imagination-extenders and focus-holders” meant to guide you through some of life’s most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will.

    Concerned Reader says: "Not a book for listening"
  • Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life | Daniel C. Dennett

    Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet", focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin's vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.

    Gary says: "Sky Hooks need not apply."
  • Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind | Daniel C. Dennett,Linda LaScola

    Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola
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    What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age - the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach.

    Ron Phipps says: "Inspiring stories "
  • Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting | Daniel C Dennett

    Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Daniel C Dennett
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
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    In this landmark 1984 work on free will, Daniel Dennett makes a case for compatibilism. His aim, as he writes in the preface to this new edition, was a cleanup job, "saving everything that mattered about the everyday concept of free will while jettisoning the impediments". In Elbow Room, Dennett argues that the varieties of free will worth wanting - those that underwrite moral and artistic responsibility - are not threatened by advances in science but distinguished, explained, and justified in detail.

    Brandon B. says: "Good points but rambling"
  • Freedom Evolves | Daniel C. Dennett

    Freedom Evolves

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
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    Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers "yes!" Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how we alone among the animals have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. Weaving a richly detailed narrative, Dennett explains in a series of strikingly original arguments - drawing upon evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy - that far from being an enemy of traditional explorations of freedom, morality, and meaning, the evolutionary perspective can be an indispensable ally.

    Gary says: "I knew I was going to like this book"
  • Our Transparent Future | Daniel C. Dennett,Deb Roy

    Our Transparent Future

    • UNABRIDGED (20 mins)
    • By Daniel C. Dennett, Deb Roy
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    How digital transparency became a force of nature. No secret is safe in the digital age. The implications for our institutions are downright Darwinian.

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