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The Octopusand the Evolution of Intelligent Life
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Praise for Other Minds: 'To investigate these astonishing animals with such empathy and rigour is achievement enough. To do so while casting light on the birth and nature of consciousness, as Peter Godfrey-Smith does here, is captivating.' China Mieville, author of Kraken 'In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a philosopher, skilfully combines science, philosophy and his experiences of swimming among these tentacled beasts to illuminate the origin and nature of consciousness.' The Economist 'I love this book, its masterful blend of natural history, philosophy, and wonder ... It's a captivating story, and Peter Godfrey-Smith brings it alive in vivid, elegant prose ... A must-read for anyone interested in the evolution of the mind - ours and the very other, but equally sentient, minds of the cephalopods.' Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds 'Exciting, dramatic, vivid, revelatory, this book is full of jaw dropping ideas and thrilling possibilities. In beautiful, clear, evocative writing, the diver-philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith will transform your understanding of the nature of life, the course of evolution, and the development of the mind - ours and others'.' Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus, US National Book Award finalist
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Peter Godfrey-Smith is a distinguished professor of philosophy at City University of New York and a professor of history and the philosophy of science at the University of Sydney. He is the author of four books, including Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection, which won the 2010 Lakatos Award for an outstanding work on the philosophy of science. His underwater videos of octopuses have been featured in National Geographic and New Scientist.