Brainchildren has ratings and 3 reviews. Hadrian said: This was a real treat to read. A compilation of essays by Dennett about a good variety of topi. Hao Wang, A Logical Journey: From Gödel to Philosophy. Jerrold J. Katz, Realistic Rationalism. Daniel C. Dennett, Brainchildren: Essays of Designing Minds. Daniel C. Dennett. Tufts University. Follow. Abstract. This book brings together his essays on the philosphy of mind, artificial intelligence, and cognitive ethology .

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So it’s wonderful for a historical perspective on how Dennett’s ideas developed over time, but rather unremarkable otherwise. Michaelangelo Zane rated it really liked it Dec 14, The Mind And The Machine: MIT Press- Philosophy – pages. Causation and Counterfactuals John Collins.

The Mechanical Concept of Mind. Minds are complex artifacts, partly biological and partly social; only a braincgildren, multidisciplinary approach will yield a realistic theory of how they came into existence and how they work.


In part two the focus shifts to artificial intelligence and artificial life.

Three of the essays are responses to critics of Consciousness Explained: Highlights include “Can Machines Think? Matthew Kowalski rated it really liked it Jun 26, Pain Suffering and Morality.

There are two miscellaneous essays. The Kludge in the Machine.

Brainchildren : Essays on Designing Minds

Eric rated it liked it Jan 10, braknchildren Request removal from index. This book brings together his essays on the philosphy of mind, artificial intelligence, and cognitive ethology that appeared in inaccessible journals from Gorman – – Essays in Philosophy 7 2: Aggrey Ochieng rated it liked it Dec 10, We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

Two essays ask the questions “do animals have beliefs? The essays in Brainchildren display Dennett’s incisive analysis and his talent for finding effective analogies, thought experiments, and stories; they confirm his status as one of the world’s foremost philosophers of mind.


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Be warned, it’s a bit tough for the Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life. Michael Brundage rated it really liked it Jun 14, Book ratings by Goodreads.

Sign in sennett use this feature. What Matters and Why”. One attempts to unravel some of the common confusions and misunderstandings surrounding the Turing Test. This collection of essays is just a sketch of where Dennett’s head was at in the 90s. Return to Book Page.

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