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By Daniel C. Dennett

Content and Consciousness is an unique and ground-breaking try and elucidate an issue necessary to the heritage of Western philosophical inspiration: the connection of the brain and physique. during this formative paintings, Dennett sought to strengthen a concept of the human brain and attention in response to new and demanding advances within the box that got here to be often called cognitive technological know-how. this significant and illuminating paintings is widely-regarded because the ebook from which all of Dennett’s destiny principles constructed. it truly is his first explosive rebuttal of Cartesian dualism and one of many founding texts of philosophy of mind.

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Hannah Arendt-Martin Heidegger, Briefe 1925-75 und andere Zeugnisse, hrsg. v. M. 1998. Introduction • xxxiii 18. Victor Farias, Heidegger et le Nazisme (Collection Morale et Politique), Verdier, Lagrasse, 1987. 19. Jiirgen Habermas, Philosophisch-Politische Profile, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a. M. 1971, p. 78. 20. Hugo Ott, A Political Life, Basic Books, New York, 1993. 21. Victor Farias, Heidegger und der Nationalsozialismus, aus dem Spanischen und Franzosischen iibersetzt v. Klaus Laermann, mit einem Vorwort von Jiirgen Habermas, Fischer, Frankfurt a M.

Such doing is merely negative; looking back hardly beyond the last decades, it has turned by now into a mere semblance of a true struggle for the essence of science. If we want to grasp the essence of science, we must first face up to this decisive question: should there still be science for us in the future, or should we let it drift toward a quick end? That there should be science at all, is never unconditionally necessary. But if there is to be science, and if it is to be for us and through us, under what conditions can it then truly exist?

As soon as we have the thing before our eyes, and in our hearts an ear for the word, thinking prospers. Few are experienced enough in the difference between an object of scholarship and a matter thought. 20 • The Thinker as Poet If in thinking there were already adversaries and not mere opponents, then thinking's case would be more auspicious. When through a rent in the rain-clouded sky a ray of the sun suddenly glides over the gloom of the meadows . . We never come to thoughts. They come to us.

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