Content and Consciousness

Content and Consciousness

by Daniel C. Dennett
     
 

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Content and Consciousness is an original and ground-breaking attempt to elucidate a problem integral to the history of Western philosophical thought: the relationship of the mind and body. In this formative work, Dennett sought to develop a theory of the human mind and consciousness based on new and challenging advances in the field that came to be

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Content and Consciousness is an original and ground-breaking attempt to elucidate a problem integral to the history of Western philosophical thought: the relationship of the mind and body. In this formative work, Dennett sought to develop a theory of the human mind and consciousness based on new and challenging advances in the field that came to be known as cognitive science. This important and illuminating work is widely-regarded as the book from which all of Dennett's future ideas developed. It is his first explosive rebuttal of Cartesian dualism and one of the founding texts of philosophy of mind.

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'One rarely encounters a difficult work of technical philosophy that is such a pleasure to read.’Thomas Nagel, Journal of Philosophy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415567862
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/2010
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
712,932
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel C. Dennett (b. 1942) is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies. The author of numerous books on the human mind and consciousness, he is also a critic of religion and a public defender of Darwin and evolution.

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