Are we explaining consciousness yet?

@article{Dennett2001AreWE,
  title={Are we explaining consciousness yet?},
  author={Daniel C. Dennett},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2001},
  volume={79},
  pages={221-237}
}
  • D. Dennett
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • Psychology, Art
  • Cognition
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