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Brainchildren : essays on designing minds

Author: D C Dennett
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998.
Series: Representation and mind.; Bradford book.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dennett, Daniel Clement.
Brainchildren.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97009440
(OCoLC)36648609
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D C Dennett
ISBN: 0585002959 9780585002958
OCLC Number: 42854107
Notes: "A Bradford book."
These essays all appeared in conference volumes or in specialized journals.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 418 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Can machines think? --
2. Speaking for our selves / by with Nicholas Humphrey --
3. Do-it-yourself understanding --
4. Two Contrasts : folk craft versus folk science, and belief versus opinion --
5. Real patterns --
6. Julian Jaynes's software archeology --
7. Real consciousness --
8. Instead of qualia --
9. The practical requirements for making a conscious robot --
10. The unimagined preposterousness of zombies : commentary on Moody, Flanagan, and Polger. 11. Cognitive wheels : the frame problem of AI --
12. Producing future by telling stories --
13. The logical geography of computational approaches : a view from the East Pole --
14. Hofstadter's quest : a tale of cognitive pursuit --
15. Foreword to Robert French, the subtlety of sameness --
16. Cognitive science as reverse engineering : several meanings of "top-down" and "bottom-up" --
17. Artificial life as philosophy --
18. When philosophers encounter artificial intelligence --
19. Review of Allen Newell, unified theories of cognition. 20. Out of the armchair and into the field --
21. Cognitive ethology : hunting for bargins or a wild goose chase --
22. Do animals have beliefs? --
23. Why creative intelligence is hard to find : commentary on Whiten and Byrne --
24. Animal consciousness : what matters and why --
25. Self-portrait --
26. Information, technology, and the virtues of ignorance.
Series Title: Representation and mind.; Bradford book.
Responsibility: Daniel C. Dennett.

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