On 2 Sep, 03:10, Rex Allen <rexallen...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:13 AM, David Nyman<david.ny...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think his exploration of
> > the constraints on our actions in "Freedom Evolves" is pretty much on
> > the money.
> So I can't comment on Freedom Evolves, as I haven't read it.  But I
> have read some of his articles and seen him debate and give
> interviews.  So that sounds like Dennett alright - rearranging deck
> chairs, redefining words, whatever it takes.
> From the wikipedia article on "Freedom Evolves":
> "In his treatment of both free will and altruism, he starts by showing
> why we should not accept the traditional definitions of either term."
> So, as I said, you can't read quote of Dennett and accept it at face
> value, because Dennett doesn't restrict himself to traditional
> definitions of terms.  You have to interpret Dennett's quotes within
> the context of his web of alternate, non-traditional "compatibilist"
> word definitions.
> Dennett's main goal is not to show that determinism is compatible with
> free will (which it isn't),

actually it is, although I don't find it very convincing

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