Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett

Join guest host, Heider Alward for a discussion on Daniel Dennett's Consciousness Explained.

Consciousness Explained is a book from 1991 by the American philosopher Daniel Dennett which offers an account of how consciousness arises from interaction of physical and cognitive processes in the brain. This book can be read with genuine pleasure by a non-philosopher; anyone who picks it up will be swept up in the excitement of Dennett’s project. Even a reader who has never looked into a psychology book, or taken an interest in computers, will find herself absorbed in summaries of interesting psychological and physiological experiments, and in brief but clear accounts of curious computer programs. Dennett integrates all these into the development of his ‘Multiple Drafts’ model of consciousness with great skill, and moves smoothly back and forth between laboratory results and philosophical generalizations.

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  • David

    Further to consciousness, we might learn as much or more from The Flaming Lips 'Flight Test' album, especially the song 'The Strange Design of Conscience', plus the rest of the songs.

    May 27

  • Downtown D.

    Hi -- I might be 5 or 7 minutes late; sorry about that (don't wait for me!)

    May 26

    • Heider

      You are most welcome Dan.

      May 26

  • daniel s.

    I will be in France by then.

    January 28, 2014

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