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    • Other Minds

    • The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
    • By: Peter Godfrey-Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off lightbulbs by spouting jets of water, plug drains, and make daring escapes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Empathy for an Octopus?

    • By Chris Geschwantner on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Theory and Reality

    • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
    • By: Peter Godfrey-Smith
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the listener on a grand tour of 100 years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great to follow with

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Octopuses and the Puzzle of Aging

    • By: Peter Godfrey Smith
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Octopuses and the Puzzle of Aging" is from the December 04, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Peter Godfrey Smith and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Other Minds

    • The Octopus and The Evolution of Intelligent Life
    • By: Peter Godfrey-Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness. Peter Godfrey-Smith is a leading philosopher of science. He is also a scuba diver whose underwater videos of warring octopuses have attracted wide notice. In this audiobook he brings his parallel careers together to tell a bold new story of how nature became aware of itself.

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    • A Cephalopod Love Story

    • By Al on 03-27-17

    Regular price: $9.05