Content and Consciousness Revisited: With Replies by Daniel Dennett by Carlos Muñoz-suContent and Consciousness Revisited: With Replies by Daniel Dennett by Carlos Muñoz-su

Content and Consciousness Revisited: With Replies by Daniel Dennett

byCarlos Muñoz-suEditorFelipe De Brigard

Hardcover | July 21, 2015

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What are the grounds for the distinction between the mental and the physical? What is it the relation between ascribing mental states to an organism and understanding its behavior? Are animals and complex systems vehicles of inner evolutionary environments? Is there a difference between personal and sub-personal level processes in the brain? Answers to these and other questions were developed in Daniel Dennett's first book, Content and Consciousness (1969), where he sketched a unified theoretical framework for views that are now considered foundational in cognitive science and philosophy of mind.

Content and Consciousness Revisited is devoted to reconsider the ideas and ideals introduced in Dennett's seminal book, by covering its fundamental concepts, hypotheses and approaches and taking into account the findings and progress which have taken place during more than four decades. This book includes original and critical contributions about the relations between science and philosophy, the personal/sub-personal level distinction, intelligence, learning, intentionality, rationality, propositional attitudes, among other issues of scientific and philosophical interest. Each chapter embraces an updated approach to several disciplines, like cognitive science, cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind and cognitive psychiatry.

Title:Content and Consciousness Revisited: With Replies by Daniel DennettFormat:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:July 21, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319173731

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Carlos Muñoz-Suárez & Felipe De Brigard.- Foreword; Daniel Dennett.- Chapter 1. Introduction. Bringing Together Mind, Behavior, and Evolution; Carlos Muñoz-Suárez.- Chapter 2. A most rare achievement: Dennett's Scientific Discovery in Content and Consciousness; Don Ross.- Chapter 3. What was I thinking? Dennett's Content and Consciousness and the Reality of Propositional Attitudes Felipe De Brigard.- Chapter 4. Dennett's Dual-process Theory of Reasoning; Keith Frankish.- Chapter 5. The Rationality Assumption; Richar Dub.- Chapter 6. Dennett's Personal/Subpersonal Distinction in the Light of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry; Sam Wilkinson.- Chapter 7. I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes: The Personal, the Sub-personal, and the Extended; Martin Roth.- Chapter 8. Learning Our Way to Intelligence: Reflections on Dennett and Appropriateness; Ellen Fridland.- Chapter 9. The Intentional Stance and Cultural Learning: A Developmental Feedback Loop; John Michael.- Chapter 10. Conscious-state Anti-realism; Pete Mandik.- Chapter 11. Not Just a Fine Trip down Memory Lane: Comments on the Essays on Content and Consciousness; Daniel Dennett.

Editorial Reviews

"The essays in the volume are clearly written and largely offer constructive criticism and friendly amendments. Dennett's replies are personable and supportive and for the most part informative. Overall I enjoyed reading the book (and re-reading Consciousness and Content while I awaited the book) and I learned a lot from the various exchanges. . it is nice to see Dennett's ideas being explored, refined, and connected to contemporary interdisciplinary endeavors in the cognitive sciences, including by Dennett himself!" (Richard Brown, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, ndpr.nd.edu, April, 2016)"This book is well written, is authoritative, and makes an insightful contribution to the field. . This book is essential reading for the modern student and academic interested in both the scientific and philosophical aspects of brain in producing mind and for those looking for a detailed in-depth collective work on the core aspects of Dennett's ideas. . I would recommend this book without hesitation to seasoned students and professional academics as an essential contribution to their ever-growing library." (Jason J. Braithwaite, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (7), February, 2016)