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Dennett, Daniel Clement
Most widely held works about Daniel Clement Dennett
Most widely held works by Daniel Clement Dennett
Darwin's dangerous idea : evolution and the meanings of life by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,640 libraries worldwide
Proponet of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution discusses how the idea has been distorted and the correct way to think about evolution, and examines challenges to the theory and its impact on the future of humans.
Consciousness explained by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
33 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,021 libraries worldwide
Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Finnish and held by 1,974 libraries worldwide
An innovative thinker tackles the controversial question of why we believe in God and how religion shapes our lives and our future. For a growing number of people, there is nothing more important than religion. It is an integral part of their marriage, child rearing, and community. In this daring new book, distinguished philosopher Dennett takes a hard look at this phenomenon and asks why. Where does our devotion to God come from and what purpose does it serve? Is religion a blind evolutionary compulsion or a rational choice? In a narrative that ranges widely through history, philosophy, and psychology, Dennett explores how organized religion evolved from folk beliefs and why it is such a potent force today. He contends that the "belief in belief" has fogged any attempt to rationally consider the existence of God and the relationship between divinity and human need.--From publisher description.
The mind's I : fantasies and reflections on self and soul by Douglas R Hofstadter ( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
Brainchildren essays on designing minds by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,572 libraries worldwide
Minds are complex artifacts, partly biological and partly social, and only a unified, multidisciplinary approach will yield a realistic theory of how minds came into existence and how they work. One of the foremost thinkers in this multidisciplinary field is Daniel Dennett. This book brings together his essays on philosophy of mind, artificial intelligence, and cognitive ethology that appeared in relatively inaccessible journals from 1984 to 1996.
Freedom evolves by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,529 libraries worldwide
"Four billion years ago, there was no freedom on our planet, because there was no life. What kinds of freedom have evolved since the origin of life? Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? If you are free, are you responsible for being free, or just lucky?" "In Freedom Evolves, Daniel C. Dennett, the author of Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Consciousness Explained, sets out to answer these questions, showing how we, alone among the animals, have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. In a series of strikingly original arguments drawing on evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy, he demonstrates that if we accept Darwin's reasoning, we can build from the simplest life forms all the way up to the best and deepest human thoughts on questions of morality and meaning, ethics and freedom."--Jacket.
Elbow room : the varieties of free will worth wanting by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 1,433 libraries worldwide
In Elbow Room, Dennett shows how the classical formulation of the problem in philosophy depend on misuses of imagination, and he disentangles the philosophical problems of real interest from the "family of anxieties" they get enmeshed in-imaginary agents, bogeymen, and dire prospects that seem to threaten our freedom.
Brainstorms : philosophical essays on mind and psychology by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
43 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
Kinds of minds : toward an understanding of consciousness by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
"In Kinds of Minds, Dennett asks the ultimate metaphysical questions: What is a mind and who else (besides the questioner) has one?" "Combining ideas from philosophy, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology, Dennett leads the reader on a fascinating journey of inquiry, exploring such intriguing possibilities as: Can any of us really know what is going on in someone else's mind? What distinguishes the human mind from the minds of animals, especially those capable of complex behavior? If such animals, for instance, were magically given the power of language, would their communities evolve an intelligence as subtly discriminating as ours? Would they be capable of developing the uniquely human ability to theorize about the world they inhabit? Will robots, once they have been endowed with sensory systems like those that provide us with experience, ever exhibit the particular traits long thought to distinguish the human mind, including the ability to think about thinking?" "Dennett address these questions from an evolutionary perspective. Beginning with the macromolecules of DNA and RNA, whose evolution was determined by Darwinian natural selection, Dennett shows how, step by step, animal life moved from a simple ability to respond to frequently recurring environmental conditions to much more powerful ways of beating the odds, ways of using patterns of past experience to predict the future in never-before-encountered situations. He argues that a series of small but revolutionary steps moved us from there to the unique human capability to frame and execute specific long-range intentions. These changes included first the emergence of speech, then, because of situations in which the ability to keep secrets conferred an evolutionary advantage, a skill in conversing with ourselves, and finally, the creation of artifacts that permit us to expand our minds into the surrounding environment."--BOOK JACKET.
The intentional stance by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Content and consciousness by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
39 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 831 libraries worldwide
In this pioneering book, Daniel Dennett sets out clearly what he believed constituted a genuine analysis of the mind.
Sweet dreams : philosophical obstacles to a science of consciousness by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
"In the years since Daniel Dennett's influential Consciousness Explained was published in 1991, scientific research on consciousness has been a hotly contested battleground of rival theories-"so rambunctious," Dennett observes, "that several people are writing books just about the tumult." With Sweet Dreams, Dennett returns to the subject for "revision and renewal" of his theory of consciousness, taking into account major empirical advances in the field since 1991 as well as recent theoretical challenges." "In Sweet Dreams, Dennett recasts his Multiple Drafts Model of consciousness as the "fame in the brain" model, as a background against which to examine the philosophical issues that "continue to bedevil the field." With his usual clarity and brio, Dennett enlivens his arguments with a variety of vivid examples. He isolates the "Zombic Hunch" that distorts much of the theorizing of both philosophers and scientists, and defends heterophenomenology, his "third-person" approach to the science of consciousness, against persistent misinterpretations and objections. The old challenge of Frank Jackson's thought experiment about Mary the color scientist is given a new rebuttal in the form of "RoboMary," and his discussion of a famous card trick, "The Tuned Deck," is designed to show that David Chalmers's Hard Problem is probably just a figment of theorists' misexploited imagination. In the final essay, the "intrinsic" nature of "qualia" is compared with the naively imagined "intrinsic value" of a dollar in "Consciousness-How Much Is That in Real Money?" Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
The extended phenotype : the long reach of the gene by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
The mystery of consciousness by John R Searle ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 518 libraries worldwide
The mind's I : fantasies and reflections on self and soul ( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Inside jokes : using humor to reverse-engineer the mind by Matthew M Hurley ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
The future of Atheism : Alister McGrath & Daniel Dennett in dialogue ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Introduction : the future of atheism : an introductory appraisal / Robert B. Stewart -- The future of atheism : a dialogue / Daniel Dennett and Alister McGrath -- Atheism : twilight or dawn? / Keith M. Parsons -- In defense of theistic arguments / William Lane Craig -- Despair, optimism, and rebellion / Evan Fales -- Getting scientific about religion / Hugh J. McCann -- The twilight of scientific atheism: responding to Nagel's last stand / J.P. Moreland -- God, naturalism, and the foundations of morality / Paul Copan -- The God hypothesis in the future of atheism / Ted Peters.
Darwin's dangerous idea by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 218 libraries worldwide
This program is a presentation of a Daniel Dennett lecture and his views on Darwin's theory of evolution. Dennett considers Darwin₂s theory of evolution by natural selection the best single idea that anyone ever had. But it has also turned out to be a dangerous one. Science has accepted the theory as the most accurate explanation of the intricate design of living beings, but when it was first proposed, and again in recent times, the theory has met with a backlash from many people. What makes evolution so threatening, when theories in physics and chemistry seem so harmless? One problem with the introduction of Darwin₂s great idea is that almost no one was prepared for such a revolutionary view of creation.
Kinds of minds : towards an understanding of consciousness by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Science and religion : are they compatible by Daniel Clement Dennett ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
"One of today's most controversial and heated issues is whether or not the conflict between science and religion can be reconciled. In Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?, renowned philosophers Daniel C. Dennett and Alvin Plantinga expand upon the arguments that they presented in an exciting live debate held at the 2009 American Philosophical Association Central Division conference.
Animal intelligence Artificial intelligence Brain Christianity and atheism Cognition Cognitive science Conference proceedings Consciousness Consciousness--Philosophy Controversial literature Criticism, interpretation, etc. Darwin, Charles,--1809-1882 Decision making Dennett, Daniel Clement Evolution (Biology) Evolution (Biology)--Philosophy Evolution--Philosophy Free will and determinism Gene expression Genetics Human evolution--Philosophy Illusion (Philosophy) Intellect Intentionality (Philosophy) Interviews Islamic countries Knowledge, Theory of Laughter--Psychological aspects Literary collections Mind and body Muslim converts Naturalism Natural selection Philosophy Philosophy of mind Poll tax Psychology--Philosophy Religion Religion and science Religion and sociology Religion--Philosophy Ricœur, Paul Science Searle, John R Self (Philosophy) Soul Taxation Thought and thinking Wit and humor--Philosophy Wit and humor--Psychological aspects
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Dennett, D. C. (Daniel Clement)
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Dennett, Daniel C. (Daniel Clement)
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