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From Bacteria to Bach and Back

The Evolution of Minds

Daniel C. Dennett

Explore the evolution of the human mind in From Bacteria to Bach and Back by Daniel C. Dennett. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show how our ability to share memes resulted in the development of a comprehending mind through a mindless process of natural selection. Discover how competition among memes produced thinking tools powerful enough that our minds don’t just perceive and react, they create and comprehend. An agenda-setting read for philosophers and scientists alike, From Bacteria to Bach and Back is a must-read for those curious about how the mind works.
Publish Date
First Published in 2017
Goodreads rating
Long but worth every page.      source
How consciousness arises, and how much it depends on a sense of past, present, and future (plus a lot of other interesting insights).      source