The Resource Kinds of minds : toward an understanding of consciousness, Daniel C. Dennett

Kinds of minds : toward an understanding of consciousness, Daniel C. Dennett

Label
Kinds of minds : toward an understanding of consciousness
Title
Kinds of minds
Title remainder
toward an understanding of consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Daniel C. Dennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Kinds of Minds, Dennett asks the ultimate metaphysical questions: What is a mind and who else (besides the questioner) has one?" "Combining ideas from philosophy, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology, Dennett leads the reader on a fascinating journey of inquiry, exploring such intriguing possibilities as: Can any of us really know what is going on in someone else's mind? What distinguishes the human mind from the minds of animals, especially those capable of complex behavior? If such animals, for instance, were magically given the power of language, would their communities evolve an intelligence as subtly discriminating as ours? Would they be capable of developing the uniquely human ability to theorize about the world they inhabit? Will robots, once they have been endowed with sensory systems like those that provide us with experience, ever exhibit the particular traits long thought to distinguish the human mind, including the ability to think about thinking?" "Dennett address these questions from an evolutionary perspective. Beginning with the macromolecules of DNA and RNA, whose evolution was determined by Darwinian natural selection, Dennett shows how, step by step, animal life moved from a simple ability to respond to frequently recurring environmental conditions to much more powerful ways of beating the odds, ways of using patterns of past experience to predict the future in never-before-encountered situations. He argues that a series of small but revolutionary steps moved us from there to the unique human capability to frame and execute specific long-range intentions. These changes included first the emergence of speech, then, because of situations in which the ability to keep secrets conferred an evolutionary advantage, a skill in conversing with ourselves, and finally, the creation of artifacts that permit us to expand our minds into the surrounding environment."--Jacket
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Dennett, D. C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.I56
LC item number
D464 1996
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
B105.C477D455
NAL item number
1996
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Consciousness
  • Thought and thinking
  • Bewustzijn
  • Filosofie van de geest
  • Intentionaliteit
  • Conscience
  • Esprit et corps
  • Conscience chez les animaux
  • Philosophie de l'esprit
  • Intentionnalité (Psychologie)
  • Esprit
  • Pensée
  • Consciousness
  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Thought and thinking
  • Filosofie van de geest
  • Bewustzijn
  • Intentionaliteit
  • Bewusstsein
Label
Kinds of minds : toward an understanding of consciousness, Daniel C. Dennett
Link
https://archive.org/details/kindsofmindstowa00denn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Simple beginnings: the birth of agency
  • Adopting the intentional stance
  • Misguided goal of propositional precision
  • Original and derived intentionality
  • ch. 3.
  • Body and its minds
  • From sensitivity to sentience?
  • Media and the messages
  • "My body has a mind of its own!
  • ch. 4.
  • ch. 1.
  • How intentionality came into focus
  • Tower of generate-and-test
  • Search for sentience: a progress report
  • From phototaxis to metaphysics
  • ch. 5.
  • Creation of thinking
  • Unthinking natural psychologists
  • Making things to think with
  • Talking to ourselves
  • ch. 6.
  • What kinds of minds are there?
  • Our minds and other minds
  • Our consciousness, their minds
  • Pain and suffering: what matters
  • Knowing your own mind
  • We mind-havers, we minders
  • Words and minds
  • Problem of incommunicative minds
  • ch. 2.
  • Intentionality: the intentional systems approach
Dimensions
24 m.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780465073511
Lccn
96164655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
003078135
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34991791
  • (OCoLC)ocm34991791
Label
Kinds of minds : toward an understanding of consciousness, Daniel C. Dennett
Link
https://archive.org/details/kindsofmindstowa00denn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Simple beginnings: the birth of agency
  • Adopting the intentional stance
  • Misguided goal of propositional precision
  • Original and derived intentionality
  • ch. 3.
  • Body and its minds
  • From sensitivity to sentience?
  • Media and the messages
  • "My body has a mind of its own!
  • ch. 4.
  • ch. 1.
  • How intentionality came into focus
  • Tower of generate-and-test
  • Search for sentience: a progress report
  • From phototaxis to metaphysics
  • ch. 5.
  • Creation of thinking
  • Unthinking natural psychologists
  • Making things to think with
  • Talking to ourselves
  • ch. 6.
  • What kinds of minds are there?
  • Our minds and other minds
  • Our consciousness, their minds
  • Pain and suffering: what matters
  • Knowing your own mind
  • We mind-havers, we minders
  • Words and minds
  • Problem of incommunicative minds
  • ch. 2.
  • Intentionality: the intentional systems approach
Dimensions
24 m.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780465073511
Lccn
96164655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
003078135
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34991791
  • (OCoLC)ocm34991791

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