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Kinds of minds : toward an understanding of consciousness

Author: D C Dennett
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1996.
Series: Science masters series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Asks the ultimate metaphysical questions: What is a mind and who else (besides the questioner) has one?
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Dennett, Daniel Clement.
Kinds of minds.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1996
(OCoLC)604157396
Online version:
Dennett, Daniel Clement.
Kinds of minds.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1996
(OCoLC)610042362
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D C Dennett
ISBN: 0465073506 9780465073504 0465073514 9780465073511
OCLC Number: 34991791
Description: vii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 m.
Contents: ch. 1. What kinds of minds are there? --
Knowing your own mind --
We mind-havers, we minders --
Words and minds --
Problem of incommunicative minds --
ch. 2. Intentionality: the intentional systems approach --
Simple beginnings: the birth of agency --
Adopting the intentional stance --
Misguided goal of propositional precision --
Original and derived intentionality --
ch. 3. Body and its minds --
From sensitivity to sentience? --
Media and the messages --
"My body has a mind of its own! --
ch. 4. How intentionality came into focus --
Tower of generate-and-test --
Search for sentience: a progress report --
From phototaxis to metaphysics --
ch. 5. Creation of thinking --
Unthinking natural psychologists --
Making things to think with --
Talking to ourselves --
ch. 6. Our minds and other minds --
Our consciousness, their minds --
Pain and suffering: what matters.
Series Title: Science masters series.
Responsibility: Daniel C. Dennett.
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Blending ideas from philosophy, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology, this discussion explores such questions as: Can we really know what is going on in someone else's mind? Could a robot be  Read more...

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by dacase (WorldCat user published 2013-12-03) Good Permalink

Dennett is a masterful writer. This allows him to probably delude readers about the philosophy of psychology substance he defends, unfortunately. Ryle, Wittgenstein, and behavior analysts such as Skinner settled the question of the reality of 'mind' long ago, to wit, it is no more defensible a tenet...
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