Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology (MIT Press 1981; ISBN 9780262540377) is a book by the American philosopher Daniel Dennett. In these 17 essays, he reflects on the early achievements of artificial intelligence to develop his ideas on consciousness, theory of mind, and free will.
Table of Contents
Section I. Intentional Explanation and Attributions of Mentality
1. Intentional Systems
2. Reply to Arbib and Gunderson
3. Brain Writing and Mind Reading
Section II. The Nature of Theory in Psychology
4. Skinner Skinned
5. Why the Law of Effect Will Not Go Away
6. A Cure for the Common Code?
7. Artificial Intelligence as Philosophy and as Psychology
Section III. Objects of Consciousness and the Nature of Experience
8. Are Dreams Experiences?
9. Toward a Cognitive Theory of Consciousness
10. Two Approaches to Mental Images
11. Why You Can't Make a Computer that Feels Pain
Section IV. Free Will and Personhood
12. Mechanism and Responsibility
13. The Abilities of Men and Machines
14. Conditions of Personhood
15. On Giving Libertarians What They Say They Want
16. How to Change Your Mind
17. Where Am I?
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