Daniel C. Dennett | From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Recorded Feb 9, 2017
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“Perhaps America’s most widely read (and debated) living philosopher” (New York Times), Daniel C. Dennett is the author of a score of books that explore the intersection of human consciousness and evolutionary biology, including Consciousness Explained, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, and Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. He is Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Building on ideas from computer science and biology, From Bacteria to Bach and Back posits bold stances upon how we came to have conscious minds. 


A longtime writer for The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon and Angels and Ages: Lincoln, Darwin, and the Birth of the Modern Age, among other books.