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Purpose, Value, Evolution, Consciousness, Sentience, Life & Emergence of Mind | Terrence Deacon

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

About the Guest: Dr. Terrence Deacon is a neuroscientist and a professor of biological anthropologist at UC-Berkeley and a leading thinker on the evolution of language, consciousness and human cognition.

Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes and Terrence Deacon, PhD about: how end-directed systems, such as life, can emerge from non-life; how complexity evolves once life originates; the origins of sentience and a sense of self; the evolution of the nervous system and consciousness; information, value, and "aboutness" in the universe; and more.

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