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By Andrew Brook

The influential thinker Daniel Dennett is healthier identified for his specified idea of psychological content material, his elucidation of the way the complicated parts of psychological processing appear to come jointly within the quite coherent narratives that we inform ourselves approximately ourselves and in his shiny debts of the way to consider minds of their evolutionary atmosphere. The essays during this assortment step again to invite: Do the complicated parts of Dennett's paintings on intentionality, realization, evolution, and ethics themselves come jointly right into a coherent philosophical system?

The essays, which grew out of a convention attended by means of Dennett, think about evolution, intentionality, awareness, ontology, and ethics and unfastened will. strangely, for a suite of this type, the authors have been capable of take account of Dennett's reviews on their perspectives. within the concluding essay, "With a bit aid from My Friends," Dennett bargains his personal options at the comprehensiveness of his philosophy.

ContributorsAndrew Brook, Timothy Crowe, Daniel C. Dennett, Paul Dumouchel, Timothy Kenyon, Dan Lloyd, Ruth Garrett Millikan, T. Brian Mooney, Thomas Polger, David Rosenthal, Don Ross, William Seager, David Thompson, Christopher Viger.

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