First published in 1969, Content and Consciousness is an original and ground-breaking attempt to elucidate a problem which is integral to the history of Western philosophical thought -- that is: the relationship of the mind and body. In this formative work, Dennett sought to develop a theory of the human mind and consciousness based on new and challenging advances in the field that came to be known as cognitive science. Widely-regarded as the book from which all of Dennett's future ideas developed, this important and illuminating work is the author's first explosive rebuttal of Cartesian dualism and one of the founding texts of philosophy of mind.
Daniel C. Dennett (b. 1942) is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies. The author of numerous books on the human mind and consciousness, he is also a critic of religion and a public defender of Darwin and evolution.