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We all practice Belief, and it Matters

August 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Daniel Dennett famously criticized “belief in belief” in the past: he pointed out that there are many things that many of us no longer believe, but that we still believe it to be good to believe in those things. Consider a series on The Guardian on the question of Should we believe in belief? But […]

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Dennett Visits Stellenbosch!

March 28th, 2009 · 12 Comments

This isn’t an April fool’s joke, The Philosopher (a good friend of mine’s nickname for Prof Daniel Dennett) is visiting Stellenbosch on Wednesday! I’m not duplicating the info here, see the Renowned philosopher to speak at Stellenbosch University news item on Stellenbosch University’s website. He’s touring… a brief search on Facebook shows he’s also visiting […]

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Dan Dennett sez: Find Yerself a “god”!

July 13th, 2008 · 21 Comments

I wrote about Dan Dennet’s TED talk on memes before. Right now, I want to talk about a 25 second section out of it, between 5:00 and 5:25: I myself am a philosopher, and one of our occupational hazards is that people ask us what the meaning of life is. You have to have a […]

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Dan Dennet on Memes

February 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The first talk of Dan Dennett that I watched, disappointed me. (It was his talk on “Believing in Belief”.) My disappointment came at the end of the talk, when he employed rhetorical devices reminiscent of what I see at creationist talks. Anyway, he’s still a potent thinker, worth listening to. Check his TED talk on […]

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