Consciousness Explained

Consciousness Explained

by Daniel C. Dennett

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/01/2000

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This book revises the traditional view of consciousness by claiming that Cartesianism and Descartes' dualism of mind and body should be replaced with theories from the realms of neuroscience, psychology and artificial intelligence. What people think of as the stream of consciousness is not a single, unified sequence, the author argues, but "multiple drafts" of reality composed by a computer-like "virtual machine". Dennett considers how consciousness could have evolved in human beings and confronts the classic mysteries of consciousness: the nature of introspection, the self or ego and its relation to thoughts and sensations, and the level of consciousness of non-human creatures.

ISBN:
9780141956107
9780141956107
Category:
Cognition & cognitive psychology
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-01-2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Daniel C. Dennett

Daniel C. Dennett is the University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.

He is the author of numerous books including Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, Breaking the Spell, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and Consciousness Explained.

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