Hao Wang, A Logical Journey: From Gödel to Philosophy. Jerrold J. Katz, Realistic Rationalism. Daniel C. Dennett, Brainchildren: Essays of Designing Minds. Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds. Daniel C. Dennett, Author, Dennett, Author MIT Press (MA) $30 (p) ISBN Brainchildren. Essays on Designing Minds. by Daniel C. Dennett. Representation and Mind series. MIT Press/Bradford Books,

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Darien Large rated it really liked it Jun 29, M G rated it liked it Aug 14, When Philosophers Encounter Artificial Dennrtt. One of the foremost workers in this multidisciplinary field is Daniel Dennett. In an argument for the importance of evolution to cognitive science, Dennett presents cognitive science as a form of reverse engineering, falling between in between top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Minds are complex artifacts, partly biological and partly social; only a unified, multidisciplinary approach will yield a realistic theory of how they came into existence and how they caniel. John Bigelow rated it liked it Sep 15, A compilation of essays by Dennett about a good danel of topics, from neurosci to philosophy of language and everything in between.


The essays in the book are themselves interesting, but for whom is book intended? Neven rated it liked it Jul 08, Lists with This Book. Inhe received his D. Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life.

It ought, perhaps, to be [End Page ] compulsory reading for students studying artificial intelligence and related topics. BigDawg rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Another argues for what Dennett calls “moderate realism” about the status of beliefs, using denntt as an analogy.


Steve Bell rated it liked it Jun 14, The Mind And The Machine: Somewhat more technical and less accessible is an article on understanding and meaning, written as dwnnett to Dretske in an ongoing debate.

Part three contains essays on animal behaviour and animal minds. Philosophical essays spanning several decades of Dennett’s thought.

Clifton Callender rated it really liked it Jul 09, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy brainchildrem 1: Essays on Designing Minds. A View from the East Pole. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a brainchilldren, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.


The twenty six pieces included cover Dennett’s danisl interests: Michael Brundage rated it really liked it Jun 14, Producing Future by Telling Stories. But for Dennett fans it will be compulsive reading, while it will be an essential volume for anyone following philosophical debates about intentionality, consciousness, or the significance of artificial intelligence.

This was a real treat to read. Commentary on Whiten and Byrne. A more general essay on cognitive ethology evaluates what the study of animal behaviour has to offer artificial intelligence.

A related essay describes the MIT Cog project and considers the practical problems that arise in creating a conscious robot. This book brings together his essays on the philosphy of mind, artificial intelligence, and cognitive ethology that appeared in inaccessible journals from This was a real treat to brainchkldren.

View freely available titles: Sign in Create an account. Joel rated it really liked it Mar 31, Matthew Kowalski rated it really liked it Jun 26, Shahin Sabooni rated it liked it Sep 10, The collection is not the most suitable introduction to Dennett for the newcomer, since some of the essays assume brainchildrdn acquaintance with his other writings or at least a general background in the relevant fields and there is some repetition between them. Other editions – View all Brainchildren: This collection of essays is just a sketch of where Dennett’s head was at in the 90s.


Mechanistic Explanation Without the Ontic Conception.

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Moreover, he asserts, any computer robot, or other form of artificial intelligent entity that passes the test must be accepted as a self-conscious thinking entity. Philosophical Aspects Of Artificial Intelligence. A piece on “the logical geography of computational approaches” uses a faniel metaphor to place different schools of philosophy.