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Daniel Dennett
Brook, Andrew.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Dennett's position in the intellectual world / Andrew Brook and Don Ross -- The appearance of things / Andrew Brook -- Catching consciousness in a recurrent net / Paul M. Churchland -- The intentional stance : developmental and neurocognitive perspectives / Richard Griffin and Simon Baron-Cohen -- Dennett's contribution to research on the animal mind / Robert M. Seyarth and Dorothy L. Cheney -- Dennettian behavioural explanations and the roles of the social sciences / Don Ross -- That special something : Dennett on the making of minds and selves / Andy Clark -- A question of content / Kathleen Akins -- Dennett and artificial intelligence : on the same side, and if so, of what? / Yorick Wilks -- Dennett and the Darwin wars / Don Ross.

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B945.D394 D36 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Contemporary Philosophy in Focus will offer a series of introductory volumes to many of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the current age. Each volume will consist of newly commissioned essays that will cover all the major contributions of a preeminent philosopher in a systematic and accessible manner. Author of such groundbreaking and influential books as Consciousness Explained and Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Daniel C. Dennett has reached a huge general and professional audience that extends way beyond the confines of academic philosophy. He has made significant contributions to the study of consciousness, the development of the child's mind, cognitive ethnology, explanation in the social sciences, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary theory. This volume is the only truly introductory collection that traces these connections, explores the implications of Dennett's work, and furnishes the non-specialist with a fully-rounded account of why Dennett is such an important voice on the philosophical scene.

Table of Contents

Andrew Brook and Don RossAndrew BrookPaul M. ChurchlandRichard Griffin and Simon Baron-CohenRobert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. CheneyDon RossAndy ClarkKathleen AkinsYorick WilksDon Ross
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
1 Dennett's Position in the Intellectual Worldp. 3
2 The Appearance of Thingsp. 41
3 Catching Consciousness in a Recurrent Netp. 64
Uses of Dennett's Method
4 The Intentional Stance: Developmental and Neurocognitive Perspectivesp. 83
5 Dennett's Contribution to Research on the Animal Mindp. 117
6 Dennettian Behavioural Explanations and the Roles of the Social Sciencesp. 140
Two Concerns
7 That Special Something: Dennett on the Making of Minds and Selvesp. 187
8 A Question of Contentp. 206
Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Theory
9 Dennett and Artificial Intelligence: On the Same Side, and If So, Of What?p. 249
10 Dennett and the Darwin Warsp. 271
Bibliographyp. 294
Indexp. 297