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Evolving the mind on the nature of matter and the origin of consciousness by A. G. Cairns-Smith

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Consciousness,
  • Intellect,
  • Mind and body

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-315) and index.

StatementA.G. Cairns-Smith.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF311 .C146 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 329 p. :
Number of Pages329
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1113466M
ISBN 100521402204
LC Control Number94039376

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