‘Here’ quite possibly from Saturday, is Sydney-based author and professor Peter Godfrey-Brown. A philosopher, also author of Other Minds, and Theory and Reality, and a scuba diver of some renown, he is virtually appearing for his new book, Metazoa: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
"Peter Godfrey-Smith writes and thinks like no one else that I know of. He’s well immersed in the science of life, a deep-diver into the philosophical implications of the factual world—and a writer so skillful he can give a reader chills. Metazoa is his deepest dive to date on what life is, what life means; how we understand what we understand; and how we might continue peeling and peering into the many layers of remaining mystery, to further appreciate the astonishments of existence." —Carl Safina.
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