Brainchildren by Daniel C. Dennett
Essays on Designing Minds (Representation and Mind)

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Minds are complex artifacts, partly biological and partly social. This book collects together the essays of Daniel Dennett on the philosophy of mind, artificial intelligence and cognitive ethology that appeared in journals from 1984 to 1996.

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Born in Boston in 1942, Daniel Clement Dennett explores the philosophical links between mind and brain. His first book, Content and Consciousness (1969) was one of the earliest to examine this issue. It is one that he expands on in his other books, including Consciousness Explained (1991), where he uses philosophical "materialism" to examine the link between mind and body. Dennett is a Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor, a Professor of Philosophy and director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University in Medford Mass. He is interested in the development of artificial intelligence, was the co-founder of the Curricular Software Studio at Tufts, and has aided in the design of computer exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Science in Boston and the Computer Museum in Boston.
Published January 30, 1998 by The MIT Press. 430 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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The author of Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Consciousness Explained here collects essays from conference volumes and ""specialized journals"" that have appeared from 1984 to 1996, with the idea of making them available ""for students and other readers."" But any reader curious about the nuts and bo...

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This book, a selection of his essays published during the past twelve years, demonstrates the breadth of his thinking -- the essays cover fundamental issues relating to consciousness and belief as well as artificial intelligence, artificial life, ethology, and the animal mind -- and the extent of...

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