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Dennett, D. C. (Daniel Clement)

Overview
Works: 150 works in 918 publications in 18 languages and 34,814 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Miscellanea  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Collaborator, Creator
Classifications: QH375, 126
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by D. C Dennett
Darwin's dangerous idea : evolution and the meanings of life by D. C Dennett( Book )

59 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proponent 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
Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon by D. C Dennett( Book )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,427 WorldCat member 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
Consciousness explained by D. C Dennett( Book )

62 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances a new theory of consciousness based on insights gleaned from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence, and clears away obsolete myths about the process of thinking in conscious beings
The mind's I : fantasies and reflections on self and soul by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom evolves by D. C Dennett( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member 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
Kinds of minds : toward an understanding of consciousness by D. C Dennett( Book )

61 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Brainstorms : philosophical essays on mind and psychology by D. C Dennett( Book )

76 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Elbow room : the varieties of free will worth wanting by D. C Dennett( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,073 WorldCat member 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
The intentional stance by D. C Dennett( Book )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norte univers quotidien est fait de milliers d'actes qui tous révèlent une psychologie spontanée sur laquelle nous réglons nos rapports à autrui: chacune de nos décisions, même la plus élementaire, répond à un calcul, à une prévision en termes de désir, de croyance, d'attente, de compréhension. C'est ce que, ordinairement, on appelle le "sens commun". Dennett démontre que le sens commun est notre seule capacité générale à interpréter nos semblables, à la condition qu'on le comprenne en termes de perspective "intentionnelle". Le sens commun est notre stratégie prédictive qui définit, grâce à la notion de "croyance", nos horizons d'attente dans nos rapports de tout instant avec autrui
Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking by D. C Dennett( Book )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Dennett, one of the world's most original and provocative thinkers, takes readers on a profound, illuminating and highly entertaining philosophical journey as he reveals a collection of his favorite thinking tools, or "intuition pumps", that he and others have developed for addressing life's most fundamental questions
Content and consciousness by D. C Dennett( Book )

74 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content and Consciousness is an attempt to elucidate a problem integral to the history of Western philosophical thought: the relationship of the mind and body. In this 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. --From publisher's description
Brainchildren : essays on designing minds by D. C Dennett( Book )

20 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member 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
Sweet dreams : philosophical obstacles to a science of consciousness by D. C Dennett( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Consciousness Explained, Dennet proposed to replace the ubiquitous but bankrupt Cartesian Theater model with the Multiple Drafts Model. Drawing on psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and artificial intelligence, he asserted that human consciousness is essentially the mental software that reorganizes the functional architecture of the brain. In Sweet Dreams, he recasts the Multiple Drafts Model as the "fame in the brain" model, as a background against which to examine the philosophical issues that "continue to bedevil the field.""--Jacket
The extended phenotype : the gene as the unit of selection by Richard Dawkins( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside jokes : using humor to reverse-engineer the mind by Matthew M Hurley( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of consciousness by John R Searle( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and religion : are they compatible? by D. C Dennett( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member 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
The future of atheism : Alister McGrath & Daniel Dennett in dialogue by Alister E McGrath( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of atheism has been much in the news recently with the highly publicized release of radically atheistic books. This helpful book highlights points of agreement and disagreement between Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett on the topic of the present status of atheism and which worldview, atheism or Christianity, is preferable. American philosopher Daniel Dennett is currently the Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Oxford theologian Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford and directs its Centre for Christian Apologetics. A transcript of the dialogue featuring McGrath and Dennett on the subject allows the reader to see in print how both men present their positions in light of the other's. The volume also provides the reader with a thoughtful assessment of atheism as over against Christian theism by an interdisciplinary team of philosophers and theologians. - Publisher
Mind talk the brain's new story( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experts contemplate the social and moral impact of brain research and questions such as how matter developed consciousness, whether computers can model human abilities, how free "free will" really is, and where legal responsibility for actions begins and ends
The magic of consciousness by D. C Dennett( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"once we appreciate all the nonmysterious ways in which the brain can create benign user-illusions, we can begin to imaging how it creates consciousness"--ConTainer
 
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Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenonConsciousness explainedThe mind's I : fantasies and reflections on self and soulFreedom evolvesKinds of minds : toward an understanding of consciousnessBrainstorms : philosophical essays on mind and psychologyElbow room : the varieties of free will worth wantingThe intentional stance