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Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett
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Mar 06, 07

bookshelves: cognitivescience, non-fiction, philosophy
Recommended for: People interested in brain science
Read in February, 2007

More of a philosophical approach to handling the question of consciousness. Dennett uses this book to suggest an alternative way to see the mind, a way to join the subjective experience of consciousness with the meat and neurons in the brain. His argument is really to show that old ways of thinking are not necessarily the only ways to think about the mind. He proposes his own model of consciousness, but admits it is not necessarily correct, only that the approach is more justified, and that old approaches need to be reevaluated (and in many cases abandoned). Some really great metaphysical discussion comes out of this, but is handled in some of his other texts (Freedom Evolves and Darwin's Dangerous Idea)
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