By Daniel C. Dennett

Content and Consciousness is an unique and ground-breaking try and elucidate an issue crucial to the heritage of Western philosophical inspiration: the connection of the brain and physique. during this formative paintings, Dennett sought to improve a thought of the human brain and attention according to new and hard advances within the box that got here to be often called cognitive technology. this significant and illuminating paintings is widely-regarded because the ebook from which all of Dennett’s destiny principles constructed. it really is his first explosive rebuttal of Cartesian dualism and one of many founding texts of philosophy of mind.

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