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Local Libraries: Peter Godfrey-Smith

Sat 11 Sep, 10am
The Espy, Gershwin Room

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Scuba-diving philosopher and scientist Peter Godfrey-Smith traces the origins of consciousness in his newest book Metazoa. After exploring the intelligence of the octopus in his bestselling Other Minds, Godfrey-Smith expands his inquiry to animals at large, following the evolutionary paths of sea creatures onto land, revealing the impossibility of separating the development of our minds from the evolution of animals themselves. With Justine Hyde.


1 hour

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Peter Godfrey-Smith is a professor in the School of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney, and has previously taught at Stanford, Harvard, and the City University of New York. He is the author of several books, including Theory and Reality, Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection, and Other Minds.

Justine Hyde is a writer, critic, librarian and arts bureaucrat whose short fiction, essays, reviews and features are published in Australia and overseas.

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