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Daniel Dennet's claim that consciousness is an illusion
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Daniel Dennet's claim that consciousness is an illusionPosted by Zak Safra on May 7, 2023 at 5:40 pm
Iain has often spoken of his amazement that people take the denial of consciousness seriously. “The one thing we can be certain of”, Iain has said, “and in this Descartes is right, is that we have consciousness”.
I too, find it hard to understand how the claim can be seriously made. I thought I’d share a lecture by Daniel Dennet gives, to hopefully understand the claim a bit more deeply.
I confess to really not being a fan of Daniel Dennet’s arguments at all, I think Iain is spot on when he describes left hemisphere delusional thinking, and I think it applies to Daniel Dennet and Richard Dawkins like reductionism.
Nonetheless — if anyone would like to watch the video, here it is:
I follow it up with a conversation where Iain touches on the argumentsMike Todd replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago 8 Members · 31 Replies