One of the world's most original and provocative thinkers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind.
Daniel C. Dennett is the University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. He is the author of numerous books including Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, Breaking the Spell, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and Consciousness Explained.
Intelligence, insight and flair ... They don't come much bigger
than Daniel Dennett -- Julian Baggini * Guardian *
Lucid ... A brave and bracing book ... There should be more like it * The Times *
Required reading for anyone remotely curious about how they came to be remotely curious * Observer *
A lively and cogent account of how human beings, uniquely among species, have evolved to possess a conscious mind ... An excellent exploration of the concept of cultural evolution, and the origins and consequences of human creativity * Sunday Times *
Beguiling and enthralling * Spectator *