6 edition of Daniel Dennett found in the catalog.
September 1, 2003
by Polity Press
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||312|
In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the ed on: J The philosopher Daniel Dennett—a prominent New Atheist whose best-known book is Breaking the Spell—has for decades been trying to deliver on both counts. But his critics claim he has failed. His major work Consciousness Explained () was mockingly referred to as “Consciousness Ignored” or “Consciousness Explained Away.”.
I recently finished reading Consciousness Explained by Daniel Dennett and as a result, for the first time I feel as though I have made progress in understanding the hard problem. In my opinion, the defining feature of the book is that Dennett isolates a deeply held intuition many of us share which makes the “hard problem” so confusing. The national bestseller chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of is now available as an audiobook. The author of Brainstorms, Daniel C. Dennett replaces our traditional vision of consciousness with a new model based on a wealth of fact and theory from the latest scientific research.
Daniel C. Dennett is University Professor Codirector of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author of Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds; Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness; Elbow Room: T he Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting; Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness (all published by the Brand: MIT Press. Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence.4/5(11).
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In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe.
This book is typical of Daniel Dennett's other offerings. It's extremely meaty, rich in metaphor and analogies, often deep and remarkably thought-provoking, linguistically clever, wide ranging to the point of being distractingly digressive and covers a remarkable swathe of intellectual ground, from computers to neurobiology, from word acquisition to elevator design, from computer bugs to Cited by: List of books recommended by Daniel Dennett.
Daniel Clement Dennett III is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial. For me, "Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life" shattered a lot of my conceptions about how to think about design, biology, and the repercussions of Darwinistic thinking outside of biology.
The metaphors were both salient and. D on’t be fooled by the title; there is little about bacteria, only a brief digression about Bach, and no “back” in philosopher Daniel Dennett’s latest Big Bravura Book about consciousness.
Daniel C. Dennett, in full Daniel Clement Dennett III, byname Dan Dennett, (born MaBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.), American naturalist philosopher specializing in the philosophy of became a prominent figure in the atheist movement at the beginning of the 21st century.
Dennett’s father was a diplomat and a scholar of Islamic history, and his mother was an editor and. Thus Dennett holds out from explaining his theory until the end of the book. This may cause many readers to loose interest. If you enjoy reading philosophy you will enjoy this - There is a good chance that years from now Dennett's view of Consciousness will be widely held.5/5(5).
Daniel Clement Dennett III is a prominent philosopher whose research centers on philosophy of mind, science, and biology, particularly as they relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
He is the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. 4/5. For fifty years the philosopher Daniel Dennett has been engaged in a grand project of disenchantment of the human world, using science to free us from what he deems illusions—illusions that are difficult to dislodge because they are so natural.
In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, his eighteenth book, Dennett presents a valuable and typically lucid synthesis of his worldview.
In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of --George Johnson, New York Times Book Review Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness/5.
In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection. 4 out of 5 stars Exhaustive, illuminating, life-changing.
A picture-book of dinosaurs for children and a hefty tome on paleontology should and must be different. I bring this up because the market for Daniel Dennett's new book, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, is, at first, unclear: Is this pop science or a serious attempt to think new thoughts. The question matters because the verdict changes with the audience.
The book is intended for lay people--specifically lay people who have religious beliefs. Dennett spends a lot of time cutting through the typical faith-based muck that makes it taboo to research or offer explanations for the origin of religion that don't mention God as the ultimate by: Daniel C.
Dennett Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts. John Searle replies: In spite of its strident tone, I am grateful for Daniel Dennett’s response to my review because it enables me to make the differences between us crystal clear.
I think we all really have conscious states. In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, his eighteenth book (thirteenth as sole author), Dennett presents a valuable and typically lucid synthesis of his worldview Dennett is always good company he writes with wit and elegance distinctive. Thomas Nagel - The New York Review of Books.
A subtle and interesting : HighBridge Company. Dennett's landmark books include The Mind's I, co-edited with Douglas Hofstaedter, Consciousness Explained, and Darwin's Dangerous Idea. Read an excerpt from his book, Intuition Pumps, in the Guardian >> What others say “Dan Dennett is our best current philosopher.
He is the next Bertrand Russell. Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma. Not an antireligious screed but an unblinking look beneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell will be read and debated by believers and skeptics alike.
Consciousness Explained by Daniel C Dennett [A Review] The difficulty of explaining consciousness, that has flummoxed the best minds of our species, remains elusive but has long reached the point where the flawed, misguided and just plain wrong, ideas of the past should be laid to rest.
In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel Dennett reiterates his claim that consciousness is an “illusion" that can be accounted for by evolutionary theory and.
Freedom Evolves by Daniel C Dennett pp, Allen Lane, £20 "Concern about free will is the driving force behind most of the resistance to materialism generally and neo-Darwinism in : Mary Midgley. In this exclusive event, Dennett explored the major themes of his forthcoming book, 'From Bacteria to Bach and Back', including how our minds came into .Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness.
In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence/5().
That is now changing, says Daniel C. Dennett. In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, his most comprehensive exploration of evolutionary thinking yet.