“The mind evolved in the sea.”

Peter Godfrey-Smith is professor in the School of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney. His main research interests are in the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of mind. He also works on pragmatism (especially John Dewey), general philosophy of science, and some parts of metaphysics and epistemology.

He has written six books, Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature, Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection, Philosophy of Biology, Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness and Metazoa: Animal Life and the Both of the Mind.

“Godfrey-Smith is a rare philosopher who searches the world for clues.” - The New York Times Book Review

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