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Consciousness Explained


Dr. Dan Dennett




Consciousness Explained (1991) is a book by the American philosopher Daniel Dennett which offers an account of how consciousness arises from interaction of physical and cognitive processes in the brain.


The idea that you can somehow boil, mind spirit down to brain activity is just deeply repugnant to many people. People want their minds to be beyond all measure, the idea that their minds are boringly finite is not attractive.

And so people want to believe that there's more and more and more and more in their mind than any science can ever tell them. One of the problems with explaining consciousness is that people think they're conscious of a lot more than they actually are conscious of.

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