Content and Consciousness Revisited, with Replies by Daniel Dennett

2016.04.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carlos Muñoz-Suárez and Felipe De Brigard (eds.), Content and Consciousness Revisited, with Replies by Daniel Dennett, Springer,
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2016.04.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carlos Muñoz-Suárez and Felipe De Brigard (eds.), Content and Consciousness Revisited, with Replies by Daniel Dennett, Springer, 2015, 219pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319173733. Reviewed by Richard Brown, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY Originally published in 1969, Content and Consciousness is the product of Daniel Dennett's DPhil at Oxford with Gilbert Ryle. In it, Dennett attempts to defuse the mind-body problem. This problem, going back at least to Descartes, was that of explaning how the mind and the physical body interact with each other. In Content and Consciousness Dennett sets out a framework for thinking about the relation of the mind to the brain that he is continuing to develop to this day. His solution is ingenious but very controversial. It begins by dividing the problem into giving a theory of mental content and a theory of consciousness. On the one hand he wants to avoid positing that. . .

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