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Content and Consciousness : International Library of Philosophy (Paperback) - Daniel C. Dennett

Content and Consciousness

International Library of Philosophy (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 4th January 2002
ISBN: 9780415104319
Number Of Pages: 214

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A pioneering work in the philosophy of mind, "Content and Consciousness" brings together the approaches of philosophers and scientists to the mind--a connection that must occur if genuine analysis of the mind is to be made. This unified approach permits the most forbiddingly mysterious mental phenomenon--consciousness--to be broken down into several distinct phenomena, and these are each given a foundation in the physical activity of the brain. This paperback edition contains a preface placing the book in the context of recent work in the area.

"I have certainly been greatly stimulated by reading the book, and I recommend it to all others who have an interest in the problems of mind and body and of physicalism and its alternatives." -J. C. C. Smart, "Mind

Preface to Second Editionp. ix
Preface to First Editionp. xiii
The Language of Mindp. 1
The Ontological Problem of Mindp. 3
Intentionalityp. 19
Evolution in the Brainp. 43
The Ascription of Contentp. 72
Consciousnessp. 97
Introspective Certaintyp. 99
Awareness and Consciousnessp. 114
Mental Imageryp. 132
Thinking and Reasoningp. 147
Actions and Intentionsp. 164
Language and Understandingp. 179
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780415104319
ISBN-10: 0415104319
Series: International Library of Philosophy (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 4th January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition