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Figments of Reality The Evolution of the Curious Mind

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ISBN-10: 0521663830

ISBN-13: 9780521663830

Edition: 1999

Authors: Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

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Following the success of their book The Collapse of Chaos, Stewart and Cohen return with an entertaining exploration of how mind, language and culture developed. Their intriguing insights provide a fresh outlook on these topical questions.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/9/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Prologue
The origins of life
The reductionist nightmare
Ant country
Winning ways
Universals and parochials
Neural nests
Features great and small
What is it like to be a human?
We wanted to have a chapter on free will, but we decided not to, so here it is
Extelligence
Simplex, complex, multiplex
Epilogue
Notes
Further reading
Index