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The Philosophy of Daniel Dennett

Bryce Huebner

Abstract

Daniel C. Dennett began publishing innovative philosophical research in the late 1960s, and he has continued doing so for the past 45 years. He has addressed questions about the nature of mind and consciousness, the possibility of freedom, and the significance of evolution to addressing questions across the cognitive, biological, and social sciences. This book explores the intellectual significance of this research project, bringing together the insights of 11 researchers who are currently working on themes that are relevant to Dennett’s philosophical worldview. Some of the contributions addre ... More

Keywords: consciousness, evolutionary theory, free will, intentional stance, mental representation, memes, memory, predictive coding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199367511
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199367511.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bryce Huebner, editor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University

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Contents

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I Person-Level and Subpersonal Explanations

1.1 Embodied Stances

Rebecca Kukla

II Conscious Experience

5.1 Seeming to Seem

David Rosenthal

III Evolution, Sociality, and Agency

9.1 Mother Culture, Meet Mother Nature

Luc Faucher and Pierre Poirier

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