I’m just here to pass on this information from reader Merilee, which she got in an email. I won’t be able to watch Dan’s lucubrations, but you can:
Tonight, March 17 from 8-9 pm ET, we host Daniel Dennett for a Munk Dialogue on the origin of human consciousness, and how our minds have been shaped by natural selection and generations of cultural evolution. Daniel Dennett is a world-renowned philosopher and cognitive scientist, and the Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. Simply click on the link below just before 8 pm ET to watch:https://munkdebates.com/dialogues/daniel-dennett
According to Google, this post will go up at about 7:40 ET, so you have twenty minutes to prepare. Enjoy, because I can’t! Oh, and let me know how it went.
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I checked the link and it said, members only. Not sure what that implies exactly.
Scrolling down at the site, I see there is free temporary membership.
Thanks, that was interesting. Something told me to check WEIT for new posts one last time before calling it a day.
Also at Vimeo.
Munk Dialogue with Daniel Dennett – March 17, 2022
Thanks, I can watch it this weekend.
Thanks for the link. Great interview.
Thanks for the tip Jerry – Dr.Dennett is one of the great thinkers! Enjoy your travels. Paul
There are several novel insights, for me at least, especially when he warns against viewing consciousness through a magical lens, in absolute terms, as it inevitably contradicts itself at a deeper level of analysis. Best to understand it as a stupid algorithm with too much time on its hands – competence without understanding.