Dan Dennett discusses consciousness tonight in a “Munk Debate”; starts in 20 minutes

March 17, 2022 • 6:38 pm

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.

8 thoughts on “Dan Dennett discusses consciousness tonight in a “Munk Debate”; starts in 20 minutes

  1. Thanks, that was interesting. Something told me to check WEIT for new posts one last time before calling it a day.

  2. 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.

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