Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett

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Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett ISBN: 9780140128673. 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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This book revises the traditional view of consciousness by claiming that Cartesianism and Descartes’ dualism of mind and body should be replaced with theories from the realms of neuroscience, psychology and artificial intelligence. 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 considers how consciousness could have evolved in human beings and confronts the classic mysteries of consciousness- the nature of introspection, the self or ego and its relation to thoughts and sensations, and the level of consciousness of non-human creatures.

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Weight 364 g
Dimensions 197 × 131 × 22 mm
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