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The Resource Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness, Peter Godfrey-Smith

Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness, Peter Godfrey-Smith

Label
Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness
Title
Other minds
Title remainder
the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Godfrey-Smith is a leading philosopher of science. He is also a scuba diver whose underwater videos of warring octopuses have attracted wide notice. In this book, he brings his parallel careers together to tell a bold new story of how nature became aware of itself. Mammals and birds are widely seen as the smartest creatures on earth. But one other branch of the tree of life has also sprouted surprising intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. New research shows that these marvelous creatures display remarkable gifts. What does it mean that intelligence on earth has evolved not once but twice? And that the mind of the octopus is nonetheless so different from our own? Combining science and philosophy with firsthand accounts of his cephalopod encounters, Godfrey-Smith shows how primitive organisms bobbing in the ocean began sending signals to each other and how these early forms of communication gave rise to the advanced nervous systems that permit cephalopods to change colors and human beings to speak. By tracing the problem of consciousness back to its roots and comparing the human brain to its most alien and perhaps most remarkable animal relative, Godfrey-Smith's Other Minds sheds new light on one of our most abiding mysteries."--Goodreads.com summary
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Godfrey-Smith, Peter
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QL785.25
  • QM451
LC item number
  • .G63 2016
  • .G58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 D-223
  • QX 675
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nervous system
  • Consciousness
  • Cephalopoda
  • Cephalopoda
  • Consciousness
  • Nervous system
  • SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • NATURE
  • Cephalopoda
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Cognition
  • Brain
  • Nervous System Physiological Phenomena
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Label
Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness, Peter Godfrey-Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meetings across the tree of life : Two meetings and a departure ; Outlines -- A history of animals : Beginnings ; Living together ; Neurons and nervous systems ; The garden ; Senses ; The fork -- Mischief and craft : In a sponge garden ; Evolution of the cephalopods ; Puzzles of octopus intelligence ; Visiting Octopolis ; Nervous evolution ; Body and control ; Convergence and divergence -- From white noise to consciousness : What it's like ; Evolution of experience ; Latecomer versus transformation ; The case of the octopus -- Making colors : The giant cuttlefish ; Making colors ; Seeing colors ; Being seen ; Baboon and squid ; Symphony -- Our minds and others : From Hume to Vygotsky ; Word made flesh ; Conscious experience ; Full circle -- Experience compressed : Decline ; Life and death ; A swarm of motorcycles ; Long and short lives ; Ghosts -- Octopolis : An armful of octopuses ; Origins of Octopolis ; Parallel lines ; The oceans
Control code
ocn957696590
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 255 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374537197
Lccn
2016016696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026768926
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374227760
  • (OCoLC)957696590
Label
Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness, Peter Godfrey-Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meetings across the tree of life : Two meetings and a departure ; Outlines -- A history of animals : Beginnings ; Living together ; Neurons and nervous systems ; The garden ; Senses ; The fork -- Mischief and craft : In a sponge garden ; Evolution of the cephalopods ; Puzzles of octopus intelligence ; Visiting Octopolis ; Nervous evolution ; Body and control ; Convergence and divergence -- From white noise to consciousness : What it's like ; Evolution of experience ; Latecomer versus transformation ; The case of the octopus -- Making colors : The giant cuttlefish ; Making colors ; Seeing colors ; Being seen ; Baboon and squid ; Symphony -- Our minds and others : From Hume to Vygotsky ; Word made flesh ; Conscious experience ; Full circle -- Experience compressed : Decline ; Life and death ; A swarm of motorcycles ; Long and short lives ; Ghosts -- Octopolis : An armful of octopuses ; Origins of Octopolis ; Parallel lines ; The oceans
Control code
ocn957696590
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 255 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374537197
Lccn
2016016696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026768926
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374227760
  • (OCoLC)957696590

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