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Is There Really Such A Thing As 'The Self'? Yes, And Science Really Can Study It

The idea that there is no "self" that can be fully apprehended, let alone studied, goes all the way back to David Hume - and up to Daniel Dennett today. In philosophy, it's called antirealism - and ?erife Tekin is here to demolish i...
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Four short links: 24 March 2017

Technology : O'Reilly Radar

Philosophy, Interactive Simulations, Reproducible Data Science, and Visualizing Connectivity Daniel Dennett's Science of the Soul (New Yorker) -- AI starts a lot of really lousy philosophical debates. Now we need to catch up to the ...

Daniel Dennett’s Latest Book Chronicles Pastors Who Are Secretly Atheists

Religion / Atheism : Friendly Atheist

It was three and a half years ago when philosopher Daniel Dennett and researcher Linda LaScola released a groundbreaking study of pastors who no longer believed in God yet were still in the pulpit. The point wasn't that religion was...

Dennett on Dennett at Philosophy Now

Academics / Philosophy : Brain Hammer

Dan Dennett Parts 1 and 3 of Dennett’s autobiography are available as free online articles from the magazine Philosophy Now. Link to Part 1. Link to Part 3. Excerpt from part 1: My wife and I sailed to England in the summer of 1963....

The normblog profile 287: Lindsay Beyerstein

News / International Affairs : Normblog

Lindsay Beyerstein is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn. She was born in Vancouver and moved to the US to study philosophy with Daniel Dennett at Tufts University. After receiving her MA, she moved to Brooklyn and worked as a...

The Paradox of Antirealism and Butchvarov's Solution

Academics / Philosophy : Maverick Philosopher

In his highly original Anthropocentrism in Philosophy: Realism, Antirealism, Semirealism (Walter de Gruyter 2015) Panayot Butchvarov argues that philosophy in its three main branches, epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics, needs to ...

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