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From the PublisherJames Moore coauthor of Darwin
A brilliant piece of persuasion, excitingly argued and compulsively readable. Its lucid metaphors and charming analogies are reminiscent of On the Origin of Species.
The Washington Post Book World
A breath of fresh air.
Richard Dawkins author of The Blind Watchmaker
A surpassingly brilliant book. Where creative, it lifts the reader to new intellectual heights. Where critical, it is devastating.
One of our most original and most readable philosophers....Once in a blue moon an analytic philosopher comes along who redeems his subdiscipline by combining professional persnicketiness with a romantic spirit, a vivid imagination, and a sense of humor.
Sunday Times, London
This is the best single-author overview of all the implications of evolution by natural selection available....Lucid and entertaining.
The Wall Street Journal
Dennett is a philosopher of rare originality, rigor, and wit. Here he does one of the things philosophers are supposed to be good at: clearing up conceptual muddles in the sciences.