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Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds (Representation and Mind)

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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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Includes bibliographical references P. [385]-400) and index.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262540902
Author:
Dennett, Daniel Clement
Publisher:
Bradford Book
Author:
Dennett
Author:
Dennett, Daniel Clement
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
Humanism
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Subject:
Animal intelligence
Subject:
Philosophy of mind
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Representation and Mind series Brainchildren
Series Volume:
zv.3
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
430
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 1 in

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