Consciousness Explained

Author : Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN : 9780316439480
Genre : Psychology
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"Brilliant...as audacious as its title....Mr. Dennett's exposition is nothing short of brilliant." --George Johnson, New York Times Book Review Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence. Our current theories about conscious life-of people, animal, even robots--are transformed by the new perspectives found in this book.
Category: Psychology

Consciousness Explained

Author : Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN : 9780316439480
Genre : Psychology
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"Brilliant...as audacious as its title....Mr. Dennett's exposition is nothing short of brilliant." --George Johnson, New York Times Book Review Consciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence. Our current theories about conscious life-of people, animal, even robots--are transformed by the new perspectives found in this book.
Category: Psychology

Consciousness Explained

Author : Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN : 9780141956107
Genre : Philosophy
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This book revises the traditional view of consciousness by claiming that Cartesianism and Descartes' dualism of mind and body should be replaced with theories from the realms of neuroscience, psychology and artificial intelligence. What people think of as the stream of consciousness is not a single, unified sequence, the author argues, but "multiple drafts" of reality composed by a computer-like "virtual machine". Dennett considers how consciousness could have evolved in human beings and confronts the classic mysteries of consciousness: the nature of introspection, the self or ego and its relation to thoughts and sensations, and the level of consciousness of non-human creatures.
Category: Philosophy

Consciousness Explained Better

Author : Allan Combs
ISBN : 1557788839
Genre : Philosophy
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Consciousness Explained Better is a unique contribution. This compact volume represents thousands of years of humanity's struggle to understand consciousness from a wide variety of perspectives. It is an up-to-date digest of the search in bite-sized chapters. Allan Combs has managed to encapsulate and synthesize vast bodies of thought and research without dilution. He has made even the most mind-twisting arguments and questions comprehensible, and he has brought forward scholarship and rigorous inquiry in language that speaks to the heart as well as the head. This book satisfies with its comprehensiveness yet intrigues with all that still remains enigmatic. It brings forward the yearning, the brilliance, the awe, and the outrageous audacity of our search to understand conscious. It reminds us that, in a world where much of our lives on a mundane basis has been reduced to the trivial, the logistical, and the manageable, everything about that world and about ourselves is still completely beyond our grasp. We still live and move in the Great Mystery. --From the Foreword by Jenny Wade, author of Changes of Mind and Transcendent Sex
Category: Philosophy

In Principio Res

Author : Narcis Marincat
ISBN : 0986208760
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To give a book the subtitle "Consciousness Explained" in light of the many contemporary descriptions that hold the mysteriousness of Consciousness seems daring. And yet, the implications of the subtitle are true. To then say that this book will depict much more, such as how evolution actually happens, and what the meaning of life may be in light of our present understanding of the world might seem downright preposterous. And yet, this is also true. Without knowing how the book approaches these subjects, many people who are reading this short description will probably be quite skeptical as to the contents of this work at this point. This is not undesired, for like it is written in the book's introduction, its author hopes that such skepticism will fuel the fire which will allow you to better perceive whether (or perhaps the extent to which) these claims are valid or not.
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Sweet Dreams

Author : Daniel Clement Dennett
ISBN : 0262042258
Genre : Philosophy
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The author of Consciousness Explained revises and renews his Multiple Drafts Model of consciousness in the light of recent research.
Category: Philosophy

From Bacteria To Bach And Back

Author : Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN : 9780141978055
Genre : Psychology
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'Required reading for anyone remotely curious about how they came to be remotely curious' Observer 'Enthralling' Spectator What is human consciousness and how is it possible? These questions fascinate thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. This is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains and human culture. Part philosophical whodunnit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett's career at the forefront of philosophical thought. In his inimitable style, laced with wit and thought experiments, Dennett shows how culture enables reflection by installing a profusion of thinking tools, or memes, in our brains, and how language turbocharges this process. The result: a mind that can comprehend the questions it poses, has emerged from a process of cultural evolution. An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and thinkers, From Bacteria to Bach and Back is essential for anyone who hopes to understand human creativity in all its applications.
Category: Psychology

Understanding Consciousness

Author : Max Velmans
ISBN : 9780415224925
Genre : Psychology
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First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Psychology

God Nature And Consciousness Explained

Author : Arthur Karwowski
ISBN : 1530058333
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This work addresses one of the greatest mysteries of the universe by attempting to describe the nature of consciousness. The cornerstone of this work then focuses on the mind-body problem and how the mind which is incorporeal substance interacts with the physical body that which is comprised of corporeal substance. In order to describe the interaction between these two entities the creator of the universe and the cosmos itself had to be analyzed. It presupposes that God and universe are related and identical; therefore, God or Nature exists as intellect alone since God is consciousness itself. Everything existing must exist within Nature that which is consciousness alone, so everything existing must be made up of one substance; namely, the mind as the matter is reduced to mind. Immortality of the mind is described in this work as well as where one's consciousness will be after death. This work also suggests that since nothing other than consciousness exists then consciousness alone is responsible for thinking processes; thus this work also focuses on how a person creates psychosis within the mind and how consciousness can be used to improve one's mental health.
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