The interpretation of artifacts : a critique of Dennett's design stance

M. Amerongen, van

    Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

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    Abstract

    The Interpretation of Artifacts; A Critique of Dennett’s Design Stance Technological artifacts are a pervasive part of human life. They are, however, largely ignored in the analytic philosophical tradition, especially by philosophical naturalists. Being mind-dependent phenomena, tied up with human intentionality, analytic philosophers have largely found the topic unscientific, not objective, or simply trivial. An important exception is Daniel Dennett, who puts design at the heart of his naturalistic theory of mind.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Meijers, Anthonie W.M., Promotor
    • Illies, Christian, Copromotor
    Award date19 Aug 2008
    Place of PublicationEindhoven
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-386-1339-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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