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Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained

· 7 November 2003 |  by Maarten
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Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness ExplainedConsciousness Explained

Daniel C. Dennett

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Deze uitgave:
Engels
Penguin, 1993
511 pagina’s, paperback
isbn: 9780140128673

Oorspronkelijke uitgave:
Little, Brown & Company, 1991

In Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. Dennett reveals the secrets of one of the last remaining mysteries of the universe: the human brain.

Daniel C. Dennett’s now-classic book blends philosophy, psychology and neuroscience — with the aid of numerous examples and thought-experiments — to explore how consciousness has evolved, and how a modern understanding of the human mind is radically different from conventional explanations of consciousness.

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 explains how science has exploded the classic mysteries of consciousness: the nature of introspection, the self or ego and its relation to thoughts and sensations, the problems posed by qualia, and the level of consciousness of non-human creatures.

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