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  • The Concept of Mind
    The Concept of Mind (Paperback) Gilbert Ryle

    Lets us re-examine many cherished ideas about knowledge, imagination, consciousness and the intellect. This book features a classic example of philosophy.

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  • Consciousness Explained
    Consciousness Explained (Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    Explores how consciousness has evolved, and how a modern understanding of the human mind is radically different from conventional explanations of consciousness. This title explains how science has exploded the classic mysteries of consciousness: the nature of introspection, and the level of consciousness of non-human creatures.

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  • Neuroscience and Philosophy
    Neuroscience and Philosophy (English, Paperback) Maxwell R. Bennett, Daniel C. Dennett

    Neuroscience and Philosophy begins with an excerpt from Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience, in which Maxwell Bennett and Peter Hacker question the conceptual commitments of cognitive neuroscientists. Daniel Dennett and John Searle then criticize their position, and Bennett and Hacker respond. Their impassioned exchange encompasses a wide range of central themes: the nature of consciousness, the bearer and location of psychological attributes, the intelligibility of so-called brain maps and representations, the notion of qualia, and the relationships between mind, brain, and body. Pulling all of these strands together, Daniel Robinson then explains why this confrontation is so crucial to the understanding of neuroscientific research. Clearly argued and thoroughly engaging, the authors present fundamentally different conceptions of philosophical method, cognitive-neuroscientific explanation, and human nature, and their debate will appeal to anyone interested in the relation of mind to brain, of psychology to neuroscience, of causal to rational explanation, and of consciousness to self-consciousness.

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  • Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
    Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    A few of us may be natural geniuses; others are blessed with reserves of willpower. Then there's the rest of us: not prodigies and short on time, but still aspiring to understand the world. What can we do? This guide enables you to tackle life's questions - evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will.

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  • Breaking the Spell
    Breaking the Spell (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    What is religion and how did it evolve? Is it the product of blind evolutionary instinct or of rational choice? Is the only way to live a good life through religion? In this title, the author explores how the great ideas of religion have enthralled us for thousands of years - and whether we could (or should) break free.

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  • Darwin's Dangerous Idea
    Darwin's Dangerous Idea (Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    Argues that the theory of evolution can demystify the miracles of life without devaluing our most cherished beliefs. In this book, the author explores every aspect of evolutionary thinking to show why it is so fundamental to our existence, and why it affirms - not threatens - our convictions about the meaning of life.

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  • Content and Consciousness
    Content and Consciousness (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    Elucidates a problem integral to the history of Western philosophical thought - the relationship of the mind and body. This work develops a theory of the human mind and consciousness based on the advances in the field that came to be known as cognitive science.

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  • Feeling Pain and Being in Pain
    Feeling Pain and Being in Pain (English, Paperback) Nikola Grahek

    An examination of the two most radical dissociation syndromes of the human pain experience -- pain without painfulness and painfulness without pain -- and what they reveal about the complex nature of pain and its sensory, cognitive, and behavioral components.

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  • The Intentional Stance
    The Intentional Stance (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    Through the use of such "folk" concepts as belief, desire, intention, and expectation, Daniel Dennett asserts in this first full scale presentation of a theory of intentionality that he has been developing for almost twenty years.

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  • Brainstorms
    Brainstorms (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    An anniversary edition of a classic in cognitive science, with a new introduction by the author....

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  • Elbow Room
    Elbow Room (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    In this landmark 1984 work on free will, Daniel Dennett makes a case for compatibilism. His aim, as he writes in the preface to this new edition, was a cleanup job, "saving everything that mattered about the everyday concept of free will, while jettisoning the impediments." In Elbow Room, Dennett argues that the varieties of free will worth wanting -- those that underwrite moral and artistic...

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  • Caught in the Pulpit
    Caught in the Pulpit (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett, Linda LaScola

    What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age?the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach. In...

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  • Inside Jokes
    Inside Jokes (English, Paperback) Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett

    An evolutionary and cognitive account of the addictive mind candy that is humor.

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  • Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking
    Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking (English, Hardback) Daniel C. Dennett

    One of the world's leading philosophers offers aspiring thinkers his personal trove of mind-stretching thought experiments.

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  • The Mind's I
    The Mind's I (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett, Douglas R. Hofstadter

    From some of the 20th century's greatest thinkers, essays on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, evolution, science fiction, philosophy, reductionism, and consciousness

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  • Life Driven Purpose
    Life Driven Purpose (English, Paperback) Dan Barker

    Every thinking person wants to lead a life of meaning and purpose. For thousands of years, holy books have told us that such a life is available only through obedience and submission to some higher power. Today, the faithful keep popular devotionals and tracts within easy reach on bedside tables and mobile devices, all communicating this common message: ?Life is meaningless without God.? Former...

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  • Leaps of Faith
    Leaps of Faith (English, Paperback) Nicholas Humphrey

    "Elegant and literate" -THE TIMES OF LONDON"The kind of book that both skeptics and believers would do well to read"- SKEPTICAL INQUIRER"An urbane, original, convincing rebuttal of paranormal and supernatural notions" -NEW SCIENTIST"A lively, entertaining book...

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  • Sweet Dreams
    Sweet Dreams (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett

    The author of Consciousness Explained revises and renews his Multiple Drafts Model of consciousness in the light of recent research.

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  • The Crucible of Consciousness
    The Crucible of Consciousness (English, Paperback) Zoltan Torey

    An interdisciplinary examination of the evolutionary breakthroughs that rendered the brain accessible to itself.

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  • Science and Religion
    Science and Religion (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett, Alvin Plantinga

    An enlightening discussion that will motivate students to think critically, the book opens with Plantinga's assertion that Christianity is compatible with evolutionary theory because Christians believe that God created the living world, and it is entirely possible that God did so by using a process of evolution.

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