Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith
A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness. But what kind of intelligence do cephalopods possess? Drawing on the latest scientific research and his own scuba-diving adventures, Godfrey-Smith probes the many mysteries that surround the lineage.
Why Do Buses Come in Threes: The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life by Robert Eastaway & Jeremy Wyndham
Why do your chances of winning the lottery increase if you buy your ticket on Friday? Why do traffic lights always seem to be red when youre in a hurry? Is bad luck just chance, or can it be explained?
The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will by Kenneth R. Miller
Biology professor Kenneth R. Miller challenges the pre-determinism inherent in human evolution. Combining philosophy with his scientific background, he takes a a radical look at evolution to explain reason, consciousness, and free will in a way that is more optimistic than you’ve ever heard before. Also available on audio.
Publishers Weekly (starred review) says the book “confronts both lay and professional misconceptions about evolution from both scientific and philosophical perspectives.