Brainchildren

Brainchildren : Essays on Designing Minds

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 25mm | 726g
  • MIT Press
  • Cambridge, Mass., United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0262540908
  • 9780262540902
  • 1,947,882

About Daniel Clement Dennett

Daniel C. Dennett is University Professor Codirector of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. 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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