I leafed through this now 12-year old book, withdrawn from stock and sold by a public library. There's no biographical info in my copy - a page has been torn out possibly by some reader irritated by such trivia - but MIT clearly plays some part.
I leafed through this now 12-year old book, withdrawn from stock and sold by a public library. The evolutionary strategy needed to produce such books seems to need : (1) Amiable relationships with a list of people; some mature in the field, . Putnam; some famous for other reasons, . Chomsky; some conceded to be exciting, .
Essays on Designing Minds.
Hilary Putnam, Representation and Reality Fred Dretske, Explaining Behavior: Reasons in a World of Causes. Essays on Designing Minds. A Bradford Book The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval) without permission in writing from the publisher.
Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds (Representation and Mind). The problems that Daniel Dennett addresses in his essays are crucial ones for philosophy and contemporary science. With a sure touch and a great deal of insight, he has subjected to analysis questions that lie at, or perhaps just beyond, the frontiers of the scientific study of mind and brain. Dennett's work should help guide progress in the understanding of the profound and troubling issues that have intrigued and perplexed critical minds for many centuries.
This book brings together his essays on the philosphy of mind, artificial intelligence, and cognitive ethology that .
His first book, Content and Consciousness (1969) was one of the earliest to examine this issue.
The essays in Brainchildren will therefore be of interest not only to specialists but to the general reader as well. Much of Brainchildren defends and expands views that Dennett advanced elsewhere, particularly in his 1991 magnum opus, Consciousness Explained.
These essays all appeared in conference volumes or in specialized journals. Includes bibliographical references P. -400) and index. I ask only once a year: please help the Internet Archive today. By Daniel C. Dennett . He is the author of Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds; Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness; Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting; Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness (all published by the MIT Press), From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Mind, and other books.
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Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, ix + 418pp. 00 pbk. In his new collection Dan Dennett looks over a broad range of themes, from philosophy of mind to artificial life and from ethology to animal psychology. This final part consists of two essays, one providing an overview of Dennett's own work over the last decades and another which points to the discussion of moral issues raised by some specific uses of expert systems in medical and professional life. This last essay was published in 1986 and it is, in my view, the most absorbing one.
A new collection of wide-ranging essays from one of cognitive science's most distingushed figures.
Minds are complex artifacts, partly biological and partly social; only a unified, multidisciplinary approach will yield a realistic theory of how they came into existence and how they work. One of the foremost workers in this multidisciplinary field is Daniel Dennett. This book brings together his essays on the philosphy of mind, artificial intelligence, and cognitive ethology that appeared in inaccessible journals from 1984 to 1996. Highlights include "Can Machines Think?," "The Unimagined Preposterousness of Zombies," "Artificial Life as Philosophy," and "Animal Consciousness: What Matters and Why." Collected in a single volume, the essays are now available to a wider audience.