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Peter Godfrey-Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University.

Includes the name: Godfrey-Smith Peter

Image credit: Peter Godfrey-Smith reads from his book "Other Minds" at Adelaide Writers Week 2018

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The Oxford Handbook of Causation (2009) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Genius of Birds, Other Minds, The Hidden Life of Trees (2020) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Den85 | 60 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Finally a compelling rejection of the vast amount of nonsense dreamt up by well meaning (but misguided) philosophers of mind.

If you’re curious as to what’s going on when you experience curiosity, this might be the book for you; it was for me.
 
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amackera | 6 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Really interesting and eye-opening, although the parts of the second half were just "neat things about cephalopods" instead of deeper contemplation of what their minds (and the minds of aliens) might be like.
 
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mmparker | 60 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
Metazoa is, according to the book itself, the second part of an imagined trilogy of books by Godfrey-Smith. Where "Other Minds" relied heavily on an introduction to the philosophy of mind and the octopus in particular, this book feels like an intermediate course that tries to build from the starting blocks of biology at the earliest stages of the tree of life to formulate the basics of perception to bridge into the question of consciousness.
However, it's also clearly half a thought. It ends with a series of speculations that beg the existence of the concluding part to flesh out the ideas touched upon in this book.

I liked the widening of the topic, the bottom-up narrative, but can't five star it when it's just half of a complete work.
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A.Godhelm | 6 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |

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15
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2
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2,587
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