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"Breaking the Spell"
Posted by: x-uri
Date: March 19, 2006 12:41AM
Daniel Dennett is on CSPAN-2 right now.

Smart guy. Good speaker.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/2006 01:36AM by x-uri.
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Re: "Breaking the Spell"
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 19, 2006 05:38AM
"Dennett will self-identify with a few terms. In Consciousness Explained, he admits "I am a sort of 'teleofunctionalist', of course, perhaps the original teleofunctionalist'". He goes on to say,"I am ready to come out of the closet as a sort of verificationalist"."

It's about time we verificationalists stopped living in denial and proudly proclaimed our motto: "A difference that makes no difference is no difference".

This must have made great TV.

"In his own opinion, Dennett is a hero. He is in the business of emancipation, and he reveres himself for it. "By asking for an accounting of the pros and cons of religion, I risk getting poked in the nose or worse," he declares, "and yet I persist." "

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