On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:55 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: >> "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 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
DanieL Dennett believes that free will is compatible with determinism. He doesn't like it when people define free will in such a way as to make it impossible. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.