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Not an enjoyable read at all. It suffers from serious academia-oriented writing with a dash of its time period to make it even more stale. Don't get me wrong, there are some important ideas in here, but it is so not reader friendly. Combine that with how old the material is now and I couldn't recommend it as a read unless one were doing specific research on the topic and just had to include it for the sake of completeness.
Sometimes our mind sees what is hidden for eyes,but it's not always sensitive.We must learn to avoid imagination for eyes and create reality for mind!
Wonderful and fascinating collection of essays. My thoughts aren't in order enough to engage much with Dennett's "conclusions" here -- I would really need to sit down with each chapter and go through it slowly -- but that doesn't diminish my praise. His writing about the nature of cognitive processes, and how we talk about psychology & consciousness, is always careful, entertaining, thoughtful, and reflects a deep understanding of what philosophy can/should do in light of science and the way lan...
Some hard papers by Dennett here. I love Dennett's writing style and his critical thoughts. He does have a tendency for run-on sentences and paragraphs, but the thoughts he presents are nuanced and well-considered. I wonder how much time he took to write this collection. This helped me with writing my Philosophy IA.
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This book has some worthy insights, and is good for understanding the popular psych view from the era it was written in, and has some nice insights on the author's psychological worldview on the nature of dreams, although I wouldn't recommend it to anybody generally--maybe for some specific academic purposes. Still, it is a better love-story than Twilight.
This book is filled with Dennett's essays and wrapped in Edward Gorey. This really happened.
Daniel Dennet's second book is a collection of essays on consciousness, free will, the possibility of artificial intelligence and other subjects. Good as always.
Collection of papers from the 60s/70s, shows some progression from "Content & Consciousness" and deals with new theories from Fodor and others. Also reviews then-fading influence of Skinner and Ryle.
supplanted by Consciousness Explained and other more recent work
I can't remember much of it but have since come across so many references to Dennett that I have to re-read it.
As with most essay collections, this is a mixed bag. I found the most interesting to be chapters 1, 4, 5 and most of part IV.