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The Intentional Stance
How are we able to understand and anticipate each other in everyday life, in our daily interactions? Through the use of such "folk" concepts as belief, desire, intention, and expectation, assertsExpand
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Consciousness Explained Allen Lane
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
In this groundbreaking and very accessible book, Daniel C. Dennett, the acclaimed author of Consciousness Explained, demonstrates the power of the theory of natural selection and shows how Darwin'sExpand
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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene
1. NECKER CUBES AND BUFFALOES 2. GENETIC DETERMINISM AND GENE SELECTIONISM 3. CONSTRAINTS ON PERFECTION 4. ARMS RACES AND MANIPULATION 5. THE ACTIVE GERM-LINE REPLICATOR 6. ORGANISMS, GROUPS ANDExpand
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Kinds of Minds: Towards an Understanding of Consciousness
What kinds of minds are there, and how do we know? The first question is about what exists and the second is about our knowledge. The aim of Kinds of Minds is to answer these questions, in generalExpand
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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
Thinking is hard - yet barely a waking moment passes when we're not labouring away at it. A few of us may be natural geniuses, able to work through the toughest tangles in an instant; others, blessedExpand
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Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology
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A collection of 17 essays exploring the central issues of the philosophy of the mind, and human interaction with psychology and evolutionary biology. Expand
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Intentional systems in cognitive ethology: The “Panglossian paradigm” defended
Ethologists and others studying animal behavior in a “cognitive” spirit are in need of a descriptive language and method that are neither anachronistically bound by behaviorist scruples norExpand
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The evolution of misbelief.
From an evolutionary standpoint, a default presumption is that true beliefs are adaptive and misbeliefs maladaptive. But if humans are biologically engineered to appraise the world accurately and toExpand
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