Daniel Dennett
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Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Nature
Philosophy of Language
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Synopsis:
  • The mind is occupied by several parallel "drafts"
  • A "draft" is a narrative that occurs in the mind, triggered by some interaction with the world
  • At every point in time, there are many drafts
  • One of the drafts is dominant in the brain, and that is what we are conscious of
  • "Consciousness" simply refers to the feeling of the overall brain activity
  • There is no place in the brain where consciousness resides
  • Consciousness does not flow at all, there is no single stream of consciousness
  • The continuity of consciousness is an illusion
  • It doesn't even exist all the time: "probing precipitates narratives"
  • The goal of the parallel drafts is to manage "memes"

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