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Daniel Dennett

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Andrew Brook, Don Ross, Paul M. Churchland, Richard Griffin, Simon Baron-Cohen, Robert M. Seyfarth, Dorothy L. Cheney, Andy Clark, Kathleen Akins, Yorick Wilks
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  • Date Published: January 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521803946

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  • Author of such groundbreaking and influential books as Consciousness Explained and Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Daniel C. Dennett has reached a huge general and professional audience that extends far beyond the confines of academic philosophy. Dennett has made significant contributions to the study of consciousness, the development of the child's mind, cognitive ethnology, explanation in the social sciences, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary theory. This volume is the only truly introductory collection that traces these connections, explores the implications of Dennett's work, and furnishes the non-specialist with a fully-rounded account of why Dennett is such an important voice on the philosophical scene. Andrew Brook is Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and Chair of the Cognitive Science Ph.D. at Carlton University. He co-authored Knowledge and Mind with Robert Stainton (MIT Press, 2000) and authored Kant and the Mind (Cambridge, 1994). He has co-edited three books including Dennett's Philosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment with Don Ross and David Thompson (MIT Press, 2000). Don Ross is Professor of Economics and Convenor of the Programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of numerous articles on the philosophy of cognitive science and the foundations of micoreconomics and game theory, and is co-editor of Dennett's Philosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment with Andrew Brook and David Thompson (MIT Press, 2000). He has presented lectures widely in his native Canada and in the United States, Europe, Africa and Australia.

    • Dennett is a philosophy super-star (author Consciousness Explained and Darwin's Dangerous Idea) with cross-disciplinary following/interest
    • Companion-like series; systematic and accessible treatment of the full range of his work
    • Essay by P. Churchland has become just about as famous as Dennett himself
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " of the most succinct and engaging overviews of Dennett's stance currently available. Indeed, for anyone looking for a helpful companion to his or her initial engagement with Dennett's own writings, I know of no better place to start." Metapsychology Online Book Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521803946
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Dennett's place in the intellectual world Andrew Brook and Don Ross
    Part II. Consciousness:
    2. The appearance of things Andrew Brook
    3. Catching consciousness in a recurrent net Paul M. Churchland
    Part III. Uses of Dennett's Method:
    4. The intentional stance: developmental and neurocognitive perspectives Richard Griffin and Simon Baron-Cohen
    5. Dennett's contribution to research on the animal mind Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney
    6. Dennettian behavioral explanations and the roles of the social sciences Don Ross
    Part IV. Two Concerns:
    7. That special something: Dennett on the making of minds and selves Andy Clark
    8. A question of content Kathleen Akins
    Part V. Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Theory:
    9. Dennett and artificial intelligence: on the same side, and if so, so what? Yorick Wilks
    10. Dennett and the Darwin wars Don Ross.

  • Editors

    Andrew Brook, Carleton University, Ottawa

    Don Ross, University of Cape Town


    Andrew Brook, Don Ross, Paul M. Churchland, Richard Griffin, Simon Baron-Cohen, Robert M. Seyfarth, Dorothy L. Cheney, Andy Clark, Kathleen Akins, Yorick Wilks

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