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Consciousness Explained (Penguin Science) by [Dennett, Daniel C.]
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This book revises the traditional view of consciousness by claiming that Cartesianism and Descartes' dualism of mind and body should be replaced with theories from the realms of neuroscience, psychology and artificial intelligence. What people think of as the stream of consciousness is not a single, unified sequence, the author argues, but "multiple drafts" of reality composed by a computer-like "virtual machine". Dennett considers how consciousness could have evolved in human beings and confronts the classic mysteries of consciousness: the nature of introspection, the self or ego and its relation to thoughts and sensations, and the level of consciousness of non-human creatures.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5862 KB
  • Print Length: 530 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (24 June 1993)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #182,391 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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