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

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