Dennett's essays are vivid, witty and admirably provocative.
(P. N. JohnsonLaird The London Review of Books
This is Dennett in action: reflecting, joking, clarifying, criticizing -- and always stimulating...Anyone interested in the philosophy of mind will find both interest and excitement in these essays.
(Margaret Boden, Sussex University)
From the Back Cover
How are we able to understand each other in our daily interactions? Through the use of such 'folk' concepts as belief, desire, intention, and expectation, Daniel Dennett asserts in this first fullscale presentation of a theory of intentionality that he has been developing for almost twenty years. We adopt a stance, a predictive strategy of interpretation that presupposes the rationality of the people-or other entities-we are hoping to understand and predict.