Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

As if: the temporary assumption that things were so and so a) while it is not known whether this is so, b) while it is known that this is not the case. See also idealization, counterfactuals.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Dennett, Daniel
Books on Amazon
As if I 555
As-if-Intentionality/Searle: e.g. Computers - DennettVs: can be genuine intentionality - AI: we are composed of machines - Darwinism / Dennett: we descended from vending machines (macromolecules).

Den I
D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

Den II
D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28