Daniel Clement Dennett


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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). Captures the author's thesis of "first-person operationalism."
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  • ''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 what Brentano and others call intentionality.''
    Daniel Clement Dennett (b. 1942), U.S. professor of philosophy (Tufts University). The Intentional Stance, p. 15, The MIT Press (1987), "True Believers."
  • ''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 (1987).

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