Materialist Reader

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Consciousness Explained (Penguin Science)
1.  Consciousness Explained (Penguin Science) by Daniel C. Dennett
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  "A soul can be made of tiny robots and still feel like us."
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life (Penguin Science)
2.  Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life (Penguin Science) by Daniel C. Dennett
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  "Natural selection is a basis for meaning."
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The Road To Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
3.  The Road To Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe by Sir Roger Penrose
The list author says:
  "Real maths and real physics that practicing physicists would recognise. The Spacetime chapter is stunning. Plenty of Penrosian heterodoxy."
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The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind (Penguin Science)
4.  The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind (Penguin Science) by Steven Pinker
The list author says:
  "Psychology has mechanisms. Speech is one of the crucial ones."
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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
5.  The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
The list author says:
  "The universals of human language reveal the detailed frameworks of perception"
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The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
6.  The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "First of the big Dawkins three. Evolution is not wishy-washy "good of the species" -- it's as statistical as thermodynamics."
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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science)
7.  The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science) by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "The beaver dam is equal to the beaver tail as an expression of the beaver genome. Enjoy the haplo-diploidy in the genetics of eusocial insects."
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The Blind Watchmaker
8.  The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "Paley was right. There does have to be a watchmaker, but it seems that natural selection suffices"
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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life
9.  The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "I can't be bothered with Dawkins' shouty-crackers atheism. He should stick to zoology and the Tale shows why."
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Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
10.  Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett
The list author says:
  "If you want atheism, Dennet does it better. Polite, urgent, impeccable -- and devastating."
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science)
11.  The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) by Steven Pinker
The list author says:
  "Better as polemic than science, but it's very comforting to learn how little of our children's development is our fault."
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Freedom Evolves
12.  Freedom Evolves by Daniel C. Dennett
The list author says:
  "Freedom is compatible with deterministic physics. Enjoy the demolition of all the sorts of free will we think we might want but don't really."
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