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  1. Consciousness: Only at the personal level.Matthew Elton - 2000 - Philosophical Explorations 3 (1):25-42.
    I claim that consciousness, just as thought or action, is only to be found at the personal level of explanation. Dennett's account is often taken to be at odds with this view, as it is seen as explicating consciousness in terms of sub-personal processes. Against this reading, and especially as it is developed by John McDowell, I argue that Dennett's work is best understood as maintaining a sharp personal/sub-personal distinction. To see this, however, we need to understand better what content (...)
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    Daniel Dennett: Reconciling Science and Our Self-Conception.Matthew Elton - 2003 - Malden, MA: Polity.
    Daniel Dennett is one of the most influential thinkers at the interface between philosophy and science. This book is the first comprehensive examination of Dennett ’s ideas on the nature of thought, consciousness, free will, and the significance of Darwinism. A highly original introduction to contemporary thinking about the relationship between mind and science. This is the first comprehensive examination of Dennett ’s ideas on the nature of thought, consciousness, free will, and the significance of Darwinism. Examines Dennett ’s unique (...)
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  3. Daniel Dennett: Reconciling Science and Our Self-Conception.Matthew Elton - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (219):369-371.
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  4. The Role of the Affinity Argument in the Phaedo.Matthew Elton - 1997 - Phronesis 42 (3):313 - 316.
  5. Should vegetarians play video games?Matthew Elton - 2000 - Philosophical Papers 29 (1):21-42.
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    Persons, Animals, and Machines.Matthew Elton - 1998 - Science, Technology and Human Values 23 (4):384-398.
    What is the relationship between persons, animals, and machines? The author first presents a form of argument against any attempt to reduce biology to mechanism. He then runs a parallel argument for psychology and biology. But although he tries to resist reduction, he insists that to bring into being a person or an animal requires no more than the construction of a certain sort of machine, or causal engine, such that certain normative standards can be applied to its behavior If (...)
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    The personal/sub‐personal distinction: An introduction.Matthew Elton - 2000 - Philosophical Explorations 3 (1):2 – 5.
    I claim that consciousness, just as thought or action, is only to be found at the personal level of explanation. Dennett's account is often taken to be at odds with this view, as it is seen as explicating consciousness in terms of sub‐personal processes. Against this reading, and especially as it is developed by John McDowell, I argue that Dennett's work is best understood as maintaining a sharp personal/sub‐personal distinction. To see this, however, we need to understand better what content (...)
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    Cognitive success and exam preparation.Matthew Elton - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):72-73.
    Evolution is not like an exam in which pre-set problems need to be solved. Failing to recognise this point, Clark & Thornton misconstrue the type of explanation called for in species learning although, clearly, species that can trade spaces have more chances to discover novel beneficial behaviours. On the other hand, the trading spaces strategy might help to explain lifetime learning successes.
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    Dawkins vs. Gould: Survival of the fittest.Matthew Elton - 2003 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (2):365-369.
  10. Robots and rights: The ethical demands of artificial agents.Matthew Elton - 1997 - Ends and Means 1 (2).
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    Susan Blackmore, the meme machine.Matthew Elton - 2001 - Minds and Machines 11 (3):437-442.
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    Dennett explained?: A critical study of Dahlbom's Dennett and his critics. [REVIEW]Matthew Elton - 1998 - Minds and Machines 8 (3):395-413.
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    A Lack Of Depth Review Of The Pinnacle Of Life: Consciousness And Self-awareness In Humans And Animals By Derek Denton. [REVIEW]Matthew Elton - 1995 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 2.
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    Bureaucracy and heartlessness: Reply to Dahlbom. [REVIEW]Matthew Elton - 1998 - Minds and Machines 8 (3):419-421.
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    Consciousness: Philosophical Issues Volume 1, edited by E. Villanueva. [REVIEW]Matthew Elton - 1994 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 1.
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    J. Ezquerro And J. M. Larrazabal : Cognition, Semantics, and Philosophy: Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on Cognitive Science. [REVIEW]Matthew Elton - 1993 - Pragmatics and Cognition 1 (2):389-399.
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    Book reviews. [REVIEW]Beth Preston, Matthew Elton, Michael Losonsky, Saul Traiger, Randall R. Dipert & Jerome A. Shaffer - 1994 - Minds and Machines 4 (3):353-376.