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Consciousness Explained

3 Ratings: 4.7
A book by Daniel C. Dennett

Consciousness is notoriously difficult to explain. On one hand, there are facts about conscious experience--the way clarinets sound, the way lemonade tastes--that we know subjectively, from the inside. On the other hand, such facts are not readily accommodated … see full wiki

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Author: Daniel C. Dennett
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: Back Bay Books
2 reviews about Consciousness Explained
review by . April 28, 2010
Daniel C. Dennett is one of a handful of leading unbelievers. He is a scientist who questions the existence of God. The New York Times considered Consciousness Explained "one of the ten best books of the year." Dennett writes clearly and interestingly. Even very religious people will benefit by reading his books, for he raises questions that people need to answer. People should not sit back passively and watch life pass before them like a entertaining TV program. Every religious book and every philosophy …
review by . September 28, 2004
Consciousness Explained is a hard, but very rewarding, book. I first read it five years ago, and thought I mostly got it, but on reflection, I realise now I probably didn't. After recently getting through Dennett's equally fascinating (and hard) "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" I read it again. It's properly sinking in now, and I think I mostly have it. I think.    If you're considering reading Consciousness Explained, I recommend having a look at Darwin's Dangerous Idea first; some …
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