Studies in Brain and Mind

Content and Consciousness Revisited

With Replies by Daniel Dennett

Editors: Muñoz-Suárez, Carlos, De Brigard, Felipe (Eds.)

  • Re-visits the ideas and ideals introduced in Dennett’s first book, Content and Consciousness (1969)
  • Includes critical and original contributions to diverse fields, such as cognitive science, cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind and cognitive psychiatry
  • Provides fundamental lessons relevant to the areas of philosophy of mind, psychology, cognitive science and related disciplines
  • Suggests avenues for future research in philosophy, psychology, cognitive science and related disciplines
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About this book

What are the grounds for the distinction between the mental and the physical? What is it the relation between ascribing mental states to an organism and understanding its behavior? Are animals and complex systems vehicles of inner evolutionary environments? Is there a difference between personal and sub-personal level processes in the brain? Answers to these and other questions were developed in Daniel Dennett’s first book, Content and Consciousness (1969), where he sketched a unified theoretical framework for views that are now considered foundational in cognitive science and philosophy of mind.

Content and Consciousness Revisited is devoted to reconsider the ideas and ideals introduced in Dennett’s seminal book, by covering its fundamental concepts, hypotheses and approaches and taking into account the findings and progress which have taken place during more than four decades. This book includes original and critical contributions about the relations between science and philosophy, the personal/sub-personal level distinction, intelligence, learning, intentionality, rationality, propositional attitudes, among other issues of scientific and philosophical interest. Each chapter embraces an updated approach to several disciplines, like cognitive science, cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind and cognitive psychiatry.

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“The essays in the volume are clearly written and largely offer constructive criticism and friendly amendments. Dennett's replies are personable and supportive and for the most part informative. Overall I enjoyed reading the book (and re-reading Consciousness and Content while I awaited the book) and I learned a lot from the various exchanges. … it is nice to see Dennett's ideas being explored, refined, and connected to contemporary interdisciplinary endeavors in the cognitive sciences, including by Dennett himself!” (Richard Brown, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, ndpr.nd.edu, April, 2016)

“This book is well written, is authoritative, and makes an insightful contribution to the field. … This book is essential reading for the modern student and academic interested in both the scientific and philosophical aspects of brain in producing mind and for those looking for a detailed in-depth collective work on the core aspects of Dennett’s ideas. … I would recommend this book without hesitation to seasoned students and professional academics as an essential contribution to their ever-growing library.” (Jason J. Braithwaite, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (7), February, 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Bringing Together Mind, Behavior, and Evolution

    Muñoz-Suárez, Carlos

    Pages 1-27

  • A Most Rare Achievement: Dennett’s Scientific Discovery in Content and Consciousness

    Ross, Don

    Pages 29-48

  • What Was I Thinking? Dennett’s Content and Consciousness and the Reality of Propositional Attitudes

    Brigard, Felipe

    Pages 49-71

  • Dennett’s Dual-Process Theory of Reasoning

    Frankish, Keith

    Pages 73-92

  • The Rationality Assumption

    Dub, Richard

    Pages 93-110

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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36727-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Content and Consciousness Revisited
Book Subtitle
With Replies by Daniel Dennett
Editors
  • Carlos Muñoz-Suárez
  • Felipe De Brigard
Series Title
Studies in Brain and Mind
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17374-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17374-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17373-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36727-9
Series ISSN
1573-4536
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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