Dennett's writing, while always serious, is never solemn; who would have thought that combining philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience could be such fun? Not every reader will be convinced that Dennett has succeeded in explaining consciousness; many will feel that his account fails to capture essential features of conscious experience. But none will want to deny that the attempt was well worth making. --Glenn Branch
I resisted getting this book for a long time because I thought it was impossible to explain consciousness, and therefore that Dennett had to be wrong,... Read more
This book was written over 20 years and billions of dollars in investment neuroscience ago. One gets the sense that Dennett bought all the neurohype and was anticipating major... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brian Conklin
Who could ever live up to the title of this amazing book?
Dennett opens the doorway, Huxley-esque doorway that it is. This doorway is open-ended (by nature/nurture). Read more
A monumental work of tremendous intensity, this book is a veritable banquet for the mind, ambitious and richly satisfying, but requiring of its reader a correspondingly voracious... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Doug
Recommend reading Freedom evolves as a companion. Part of the "essential reader", along with Dawkin's Selfish gene and extended phenotype books.Published 5 months ago by Timothy Bates
I feel like I just ran a marathon: one I was woefully unprepared for. This huge book required a huge amount of mental effort from me, and I'm afraid I was unable to meet much of it... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Troy Blackford