Ideas from 'Daniel Dennett on himself' by Daniel Dennett [1994], by Theme Structure

[found in 'A Companion to the Philosophy of Mind' (ed/tr Guttenplan,Samuel) [Blackwell 1995,0-631-19996-9]].

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17. Mind and Body / B. Behaviourism / 3. Intentional Stance
The 'intentional stance' is a way of interpreting an entity by assuming it is rational and self-aware
18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 5. Folk Psychology
Like the 'centre of gravity', desires and beliefs are abstract concepts with no actual existence
18. Thought / C. Content / 1. Content
The nature of content is entirely based on its functional role
19. Language / F. Communication / 6. Interpreting Language / b. Indeterminate translation
Indeterminacy of translation also implies indeterminacy in interpreting people's mental states
25. Society / E. State Functions / 5. Education / a. Education principles
Learning is evolution in the brain
27. Natural Reality / C. Biology / 1. Biology
Biology is a type of engineering, not a search for laws of nature