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by Daniel Clement Dennett

  • ISBN: 0140128670
  • Category: Psychology
  • Subcategory: Medicine
  • Author: Daniel Clement Dennett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Group(CA); New Ed edition (December 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 528
  • ePub book: 1148 kb
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Consciousness Explained. Published: 24/06/1993. In Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. Dennett reveals the secrets of one of the last remaining mysteries of the universe: the human brain. 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. a torrent of stimulating thought'

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Consciousness Explained ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ, ПСИХОЛОГИЯ Автор: Daniel C. Dennett Название: Consciousness Explained Издательство: Little Brown & Co Год: 1991 Формат: pdf in rar Размер: . 7 Мб ISBN: 0316180653, 9780316180658 Язык: АнглийскийConsciousness is notoriously difficult to explain. Central to Daniel C. Dennett's attempt to resolve this dilemma is the cal" method, which treats reports of introspection as evidence to be used in explaining consciousness, but as data to be explained.

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".

In Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. 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'. Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett (Paperback, 1993). Brand new: lowest price.

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Consciousness Explained book. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence. Our current theories about conscious life-of people, animal, even robots-are transformed by the new perspectives found in this book.

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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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In Consciousness Explained, Daniel Dennett, writes, "Human consciousness is just about the last surviving mystery. . . Consciousness stands alone today as a topic that often leaves even the most sophisticated thinkers tongue-tied and confused. . . . With consciousness . . . we are still in a terrible muddle. . ." Neither Dennett's reductionist approach nor David Chalmers' non-reductionist approach have thus far provided the pivotal concepts needed to resolve the question of the nature or origin of human consciousness. However, Dennett provides a touchstone for testing Chalmer's innovative out-of-the-box conjectures.

In The Conscious Mind, David Chalmers introduces the notion: qualia - phenomena where subjective processing is accompanied by ineffable aspects of conscious experience (which apprehends the redness of red, the beauty of mathematical forms, love, the selfness experience). Indeed, qualia are in the eye of the beholder: the beholder's perceptual experience, the beholder's subjective experience, and the beholder's conceptualization of esoteric attributes of the experience. Dennett presents an argument against qualia; that the concept is so confused it cannot be put to any use or be understood in empirical ways; that qualia do not constitute a valid extension of physical experience.

While refuting qualia, Dennett extols memes which are pregnant ideas and cultural items putatively transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes. Dennett, sees memes as a units of selection, which persist across generations like genes. He posits a neural Darwinism where meme evolution can even account for the origin of morality and explain religious belief and adherence to it (Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, also by Dennett)

Dennett attributes the seeming transcendence of consciousness beyond its neural network containment as the "tricky illusory theatrics of consciousness." Dennett's analyses of consciousness places much faith on what constitutes accepted scientific truth and dogma; on huge collections of reproducible experimental data, but not on imaginative thought about what the data might mean or ultimately signify. There is a large body of accumulated physical and neurophysiological data that virtually cries out for imaginative reinterpretation to break the logjam which is blocking blanket acceptance of the transcendence of human consciousness.

In My Universe - A Transcendent Reality Alex Vary offers an imaginative reinterpretation of the empirical data Dennett esteems and contemplates. Vary proposes a paradigmatic framework and some new concepts which can help explain the seemingly transcendent nature of human consciousness. What Vary proposes are akin to 'tools of thought' advocated by Dennett in Consciousness Explained and should serve at least for discussion and elucidation purposes.

Vary presumes that consciousness is an attribute of a reality that preexists its localized foci in self-aware human or their neural networks. Dennett dismisses the notion of such selfness existing before birth as a fiction, ". . . an organization of information that has structured your body's control system (or, to put it in its more usual provocative form, if what you are is the program that runs on your brain's computer), then you could in principle survive the death of your body as intact as a program can survive the destruction of the computer on which it was created and first run." Dennett characterizes the notion of an automaton's or a computer's assumption of transcendent consciousness as a hankering for immortality; as if a computer program could hanker for self-perpetuation, or anything beyond its ken. Dennett shrugs off the dilemma by declaring "as with all the earlier mysteries, there are many who insist - and hope - that there will never be a demystification of consciousness."
Nicearad Nicearad
I don't think it really explains the consciousness it is more like impossibility of explaining consciousness. I might be wrong. The book can really be hard to read, despite the author's effort to make it funny and bearable. It is a complex matter and you must have back ground in psychology to understand different theories and perspectives from different psychologists and scientists. I am a pretty good reader but it took me a long time to read this book. It is over 400 pages in small print since the subject is a more of school subject (similar to text book) it can be boring at times and it really makes you tired to read it. Sometimes it seems the arguments are similar or the same but in the core of the arguments, they are all distinct from the other arguments with slight differences. A psychology major of master's degree or doctorate must read it but for others unless they are really into psychology they might not understand the book or may become bored. I think it is a very well written book with a great argument.
Laizel Laizel
Excellent book.

I resisted getting this book for a long time because I thought it was impossible to explain consciousness, and therefore that Dennett had to be wrong, and therefore the title implied that he was a pompous self-assured ass. But as is so often the case, I was wrong.

Dennett succeeds in completely dismantling the "Cartesian Theater", not just in an abstract philosophical way, but in a way that changed the model I have of myself. It's rare to have a truly new thought, but this book succeeded in planting one.

And now, I'm off to buy another Dennett book, because I want to know what he's had to say since 1992!
Getaianne Getaianne
I think this is the hardest reading I had for a while but it was totally worth it! It's a brilliant journey into a human conciseness and what it really is. It's a challenge to understand many concepts in the book but please do your best and you'll finish the book with a great feeling of discovering something unique.