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Dennett, D. C. (Daniel Clement)

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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 )

56 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,881 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
Content and consciousness by D. C Dennett( )

104 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,818 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( )

31 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,366 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
Elbow room : the varieties of free will worth wanting by D. C Dennett( Book )

60 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,328 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
Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon by D. C Dennett( Book )

45 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,324 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 )

63 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,213 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 )

72 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0576504624X LCCN 8166099
Brainstorms : philosophical essays on mind and psychology by D. C Dennett( Book )

109 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 17 essays questions the relationship between our psychology and our morality, as well as exporing the concept of human intentionality. What emerges from these provocative questions is a unifying theory of the mind
Inside jokes : using humor to reverse-engineer the mind by Matthew M Hurley( )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some things are funny -- jokes, puns, sitcoms, Charlie Chaplin, The Far Side, Malvolio with his yellow garters crossed -- but why? Why does humor exist in the first place? Why do we spend so much of our time passing on amusing anecdotes, making wisecracks, watching The Simpsons? In Inside Jokes, Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams offer an evolutionary and cognitive perspective. Humor, they propose, evolved out of a computational problem that arose when our long-ago ancestors were furnished with open-ended thinking. Mother Nature -- aka natural selection -- cannot just order the brain to find and fix all our time-pressured misleaps and near-misses. She has to bribe the brain with pleasure. So we find them funny. This wired-in source of pleasure has been tickled relentlessly by humorists over the centuries, and we have become addicted to the endogenous mind candy that is humor
The intentional stance by D. C Dennett( Book )

64 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi publie-t-on un ouvrage sinon parce qu'on a le désir d'être lu ? Pourquoi les jours de pluie prend-on son parapluie sinon que l'on espère ne pas être mouillé ? Pourquoi demande-t-on son chemin à un inconnu si on ne croyait qu'il saura nous l'indiquer ? Notre univers quotidien est ainsi 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 élémentaire, 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". Concernant le monde des objets physiques, nous avons un système de savoirs et d'attentes, sorte de "physique populaire", dont on n'ignore pas qu'elle n'a plus guère à voir avec la physique scientifique. Pour ce qui concerne le monde de la coexistence de soi avec autrui, notre sens commun est-il plus fiable ? Peut-il même être l'objet d'une réflexion philosophique ? A cette question, Daniel C. Dennett s'est attaché, démontrant 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. Voilà une réponse -- développée dans le domaine, en plein bouleversement, de la philosophie de l'esprit -- qui, sans en avoir l'air, ébranle bien des certitudes en sciences humaines
Sweet dreams : philosophical obstacles to a science of consciousness by D. C Dennett( )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,762 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
Freedom evolves by D. C Dennett( Book )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,570 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 )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asks the ultimate metaphysical questions: What is a mind and who else (besides the questioner) has one?
The extended phenotype : the long reach of the gene by Richard Dawkins( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. People commonly view evolution as a process of competition between individuals -- known as "survival of the fittest" -- with the individual representing the "unit of selection." Richard Dawkins offers a controversial reinterpretation of that idea in The Extended Phenotype, now being reissued to coincide with the publication of the second edition of his highly-acclaimed The Selfish Gene. He proposes that we look at evolution as a battle between genes instead of between whole organisms. We can then view Nanges in phenotypes -- the end products of genes, like eye color or leaf shape, which are usually considered to increase the fitness of an individual -- as serving the evolutionary interests of genes. Dawkins makes a convincing case that considering one's body, personality, and environment as a field of combat in a kind of "arms race" between genes fighting to express themselves on a strand of DNA can clarify and extend the idea of survival of the fittest. This influential and controversial book illuminates the complex world of genetics in an engaging, lively manner
From bacteria to Bach and back : the evolution of minds by D. C Dennett( Book )

39 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind? In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show, step by step, how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. A crucial shift occurred when humans developed the ability to share memes, or ways of doing things not based in genetic instinct. Competition among memes produced thinking tools powerful enough that our minds don't just perceive and react, they create and comprehend. An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and scientists, From Bacteria to Bach and Back will delight and entertain all those curious about how the mind works."--Publisher's description
Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking by D. C Dennett( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,149 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
The four horsemen : the conversation that sparked an atheist revolution by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

10 editions published in 2019 in 3 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as "the four horsemen," the heralds of religion's unravelling--Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett--sat down over cocktails for a filmed discussion. The video of the enthralling, path breaking evening that followed was released on YouTube and soon went viral. This is intellectual inquiry at its best: sincere and probing, funny and unpredictable, reminding us just how varied and colorful the threads of modern atheism are. Now, this landmark event is being published for the first time. The living participants, Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett, have all contributed new material to mark the evolution of their own thinking and highlight particularly resonant aspects of this epic exchange. Each of these men contends with the most fundamental questions of human existence as they challenge each other to articulate their own stance on god and religion, cultural criticism, spirituality without religion, debate with people of faith, and living an ethical life"--
The mystery of consciousness by John R Searle( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searle describes just how far the neurosciences have come in relation to solving the problem of consciousness, & suggests areas of further research which will lead us to an explanation of how conscious states arise from activities of neurons
Science and religion : are they compatible? by D. C Dennett( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enlightening discussion that will motivate students to think critically, Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? opens with Plantinga's assertion that Christianity is compatible with evolutionary theory because Christians believe that God created the living world, and it is entirely possible that God did so by using a process of evolution. Dennett vigorously rejects this argument, provoking a reply from Plantinga, another response from Dennett, and final statements from both sides. As philosophers, the authors possess expert skills in critical analysis; their arguments provide a model of dialogue between those who strongly disagree. Ideal for courses in philosophy of religion, science and religion, and philosophy of science, Science and Religion is also captivating reading for general readers."--Pub. desc
The future of atheism : Alister McGrath & Daniel Dennett in dialogue by Alister E McGrath( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 281 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
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Brainchildren : essays on designing minds
Content and consciousnessBrainchildren : essays on designing mindsElbow room : the varieties of free will worth wantingBreaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenonConsciousness explainedThe mind's I : fantasies and reflections on self and soulBrainstorms : philosophical essays on mind and psychologyInside jokes : using humor to reverse-engineer the mind
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Clement Dennett, Daniel 1942-

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