> > "*CJ* Can you tell me of a case of "greedy reductionism" that's angered > you?
> *DD* I haven't been angered but I have been frustrated by some > neuroscientists who say we do not have free will and in some cases this > position has implications in law and morality. They argue your mind is your > brain, the brain is programmed, so there's no free will. I think science > needs to be more circumspect and more creative. An economist might say, > dollars don't exist, it's just a collective illusion, I think this is very > bad advice and I also think it is bad, greedy reductionist advice to say > free will is an illusion. > > [...] > > *CJ* Well, for example, [Burrhus Frederic] > Skinner<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._F._Skinner>said beliefs and desires > were "mythical". > > *DD* Skinner was a greedy reductionist, but there are thousands of people > doing science and they are not all men or all reductionists." > http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/mar/22/daniel-dennett-theory-of-mind-interview?CMP=twt_gu#.UVBWrVzI0r4.facebook -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.