Daniel Clement Dennett


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Daniel Clement Dennett (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. He is currently the Co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of ... more »

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  • ''There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory).''
    Daniel Clement Dennett (b. 1942), U.S. professor of philosophy (Tufts University). Consciousness Explained, chapter 5, p. 132, Little, Brown (1991). ...
  • To a first approximation, the intentional strategy consists of treating the object whose behavior you want to predict as a rational agent with beliefs and desires and other mental states exhibiting wh...
    Daniel Clement Dennett (b. 1942), U.S. professor of philosophy (Tufts University). The Intentional Stance, p. 15, The MIT Press (1987), "True Believer...
  • ''What makes some internal feature of a thing a representation could only its role in regulating the behavior of an intentional system.''
    Daniel Clement Dennett (b. 1942), U.S. professor of philosophy (Tufts University). "True Believers," The Intentional Stance, p. 33, The MIT Press (198...
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