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Date of issue: March 6th 1989
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How are we able to understand and anticipate each other in everyday life, in our
daily interactions? Through the use of such "folk" concepts as belief, desire, intention, and
expectation, asserts Daniel Dennett in this first full-scale presentation of a theory of
intentionality that he has been developing for almost twenty years. We adopt a stance, he argues, a
predictive strategy of interpretation that presupposes the rationality of the people - or other
entities - we are hoping to understand and predict.These principles of radical interpretation have
far-reaching implications for the metaphysical and scientific status of the processes referred to by
the everday terms of folk psychology and their corresponding terms in cognitive science.While
Dennett's philosophical stance has been steadfast over the years, his views have undergone
successive enrichments, refinements, and extensions. The Intentional Stance brings together both
previously published and original material: four of the book's ten chapters - its first and the
final three - appear here for the first time and push the theory into surprising new territory. The
remaining six were published earlier in the 1980s but were not easily accessible; each is followed
by a reflection - an essay reconsidering and extending the claims of the earlier work. These
reflections and the new chapters represent the vanguard of Dennett's thought. They reveal fresh
lines of inquiry into fundamental issues in psychology, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary
theory as well as traditional issues in the philosophy of mind.Daniel C. Dennett is Distinguished
Arts and Sciences Professor at Tufts University and the author of Brainstorms and Elbow Room. The
Intentional Stance, along with these works, is a Bradford Book.

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Ebook The Intentional Stance (Bradford Books) read Online! Daniel Clement Dennett III is a prominent philosopher whose research centers on philosophy of mind, science, and biology, particularly as they relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. He is the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Dennett is a noted atheist, avid sailor, and advocate of the Brights movement.

Dennett received his B.A. in philosophy from Harvard University in 1963, where he was a student of W.V.O. Quine. In 1965, he received his D.Phil. from Christ Church, Oxford, where he studied under the ordinary language philosopher Gilbert Ryle.

Dennett gave the John Locke lectures at the University of Oxford in 1983, the Gavin David Young Lectures at Adelaide, Australia, in 1985, and the Tanner Lecture at Michigan in 1986, among many others. In 2001 he was awarded the Jean Nicod Prize, giving the Jean Nicod Lectures in Paris. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1987. He was the co-founder (1985) and co-director of the Curricular Software Studio at Tufts University, and has helped to design museum exhibits on computers for the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Science in Boston, and the Computer Museum in Boston. He is a Humanist Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism and a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

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