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    • Darwin's Dangerous Idea

    • Evolution and the Meanings of Life
    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exhaustive, illuminating, life-changing.

    • By Richard on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • From Bacteria to Bach and Back

    • The Evolution of Minds
    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is human consciousness, and how is it possible? This question fascinates thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. From Bacteria to Bach and Back is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Dennett; maybe not for beginners!

    • By Caroline Smith on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Consciousness Explained

    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Paul Mantell
    • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best analysis of consciousness in modern history

    • By Tim on 02-12-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Breaking the Spell

    • Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Reader Actually Enhances A Great Book!

    • By Don Caliente on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Jeff Crawford
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a book for listening

    • By Concerned Reader on 06-15-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Caught in the Pulpit

    • Leaving Belief Behind
    • By: Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring stories

    • By Ron Phipps on 05-18-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Elbow Room

    • The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting
    • By: Daniel C Dennett
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good points but rambling

    • By Brandon B. on 03-09-16
    • The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting
    • By: Daniel C Dennett
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 12-18-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Freedom Evolves

    • By: Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I knew I was going to like this book

    • By Gary on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Our Transparent Future

    • By: Daniel C. Dennett, Deb Roy
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $1.95