The evolution of animal consciousness

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 7 December 2020
The common New Zealand octopus

The common New Zealand octopus Photo: Taputeranga Marine Reserve

Scuba-diving philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith talks about his latest book, Metazoa: Animal life and the birth of the mind. He travels deep below the ocean's surface to explore the fundamental links between the evolution of consciousness and the evolution of animals. He is the author of five books, including the award winning  'Other Minds' in which he explored the intelligence of octopus.