Free will, what it might be like to be an octopus, and which prehistoric animal would be the most interesting to resurrect. Jason Gots in discussion with Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a professor of the history and philosophy of science at the University of Sydney in Australia. He has also spent a lot of time floating around in an octopus colony in Australia, studying smart cephalopods and taking photos and videos that have been used by National Geographic. His fascinating new book is “Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness”.
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