- Paperback: 410 pages
- Publisher: MIT Press (11 Dec. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 026268117X
- ISBN-13: 978-0262681179
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,872,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dennett's Philosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment (Bradford Books) Paperback – 11 Dec 2000
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About the Author
Don Ross is Professor of Economics and Dean of Commerce at the University of Cape Town, and Research Fellow in the Center for Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University. He is the author of Economic Theory and Cognitive Science: Microexplanation (MIT Press, 2005), companion volume to Midbrain Mutiny. Andrew Brook is Professor of Philosophy, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, and Chair of the Cognitive Science Program at Carleton University, Ottawa.
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perfectly captured in Dennett's response essay, "With A Little Help From My Friends." It is pure "Dennettian."
Don Ross' Introduction expresses the frustration many have felt about Dennett's writings: "Do Dennett's works `come together' into a coherent view of the world?" The answer to that question must be sought in the essays as each author struggles to address it through various elements found in Dennett's writings. The first part takes up his views on evolution. This is right and proper, since his "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" [DDI] is easily the most important book published since Darwin's "Origin of Species." Timothy Crowe challenges various aspects of Dennett's view of how evolution works, falling, quite consciously, into Stephen Gould's assertions about "maladaptations.Read more ›