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This does not mean that studying the nervous system and constructing 24 Dennett’s project in context computational models are of no philosophical interest. As we shall see, for Dennett, they are indispensable to reconciling the scientific with the manifest image. However, there are different kinds of reconciliation. Reconciliation does not require reducing mental properties to, or identifying mental properties with neural or computational properties. The rest of this book is a detailed examination of Dennett’s alternative form of reconciliation.
Dennett’s close study of contemporary scientific models of the human mind–brain is aimed at rectifying this failure of imagination. He thinks that if we appreciate the wonderful, intricate complexity that science is uncovering in physical nature, it will be much easier to imagine how a purely physical system could nonetheless be a conscious, thinking, free, responsible agent. Thus, Dennett’s integration of two philosophical traditions that have sometimes seemed in conflict, logical behaviourism and philosophical naturalism, is essential to his goal of reconciling the scientific and manifest images of human nature.
This is because, no matter what, it will remain the case that human behaviour is reliably and voluminously predictable from the intentional stance. Given that Dennett’s aim is to reconcile the manifest with the scientific images of human nature, this neutrality is important, since there is no telling what science will discover about the human brain. Other approaches to reconciliation, such 44 The intentional stance as Fodor’s reductionist proposal that propositional attitudes should be identified with mentalese sentences playing appropriate roles in the brain, forsake this kind of neutrality: such proposals must countenance the possibility that science will discover that we are not actually believers (IS, p.