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He is the author of the bestselling other minds the octopus the sea and the deep origins of consciousness which has been published in more than twenty languages his other books include theory and reality an introduction to the philosophy of science and darwinian populations and natural selection which won the 2010 lakatos award. Other minds is a 2016 bestseller by peter godfrey smith on the evolution and nature of consciousness it compares the situation in cephalopods especially the octopus and the cuttlefish with that in mammals and birdscomplex active bodies that enable and perhaps require a measure of intelligence have evolved three times in arthropods cephalopods and vertebrates. Other minds the octopus the sea and the deep origins of consciousness other minds is one of the most remarkable books i have read ever there is much i loved about this book much that fascinated intrigued puzzled flummoxed and thoroughly delighted me in this wonderful treasure but none of that would have happened without the extraordinary writing by peter godfrey smith. Other minds the octopus the sea and the deep origins of consciousness user review publishers weekly deftly blending philosophy and evolutionary biology godfrey smith darwinian populations and natural selection an australian philosopher of science uses his passion for cephalopods to address how read full review. Other minds hardcover the octopus the sea and the deep origins of consciousness by peter godfrey smith farrar straus and giroux 9780374227760 272pp publication date december 6 2016 other editions of this title digital audiobook 3 6 2017 paperback 10 17 2017