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Initial post: Apr 9, 2006 8:29:03 PM PDT
Mark Martin says:
Dennett is a great author. But, after laying out substantial evidence to support the notion that human minds are deterministic, he then backs away and instead claims freedom of will to be consistent with determinsitic minds. That is preposterous. He also fails to overcome the naturalistic fallacy.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2006 10:56:30 AM PDT
Did you actually read Freedom Evolves? Dennett clearly lays out a framework that fits Dennett's idea of 'free-will' into an evolutionary and deterministic world. If you accept the premise of Freedom Evolves, it is not preposterous to think that the variety of free-will that Dennett describes us as having thrives in our deterministic world.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2006 4:48:40 PM PST
Mark Martin says:
Yes, I did read Freedom Evolves. I thought Dennett did a lot of back peddling in that book, trying to reconcile his view with Harvard psychologist Daniel Wegner's book "The Illusion of Conscious Will." I defy you to summarize Dennett's view on how a deterministic mind can have free will. It is incoherent babble.

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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life by Daniel C. Dennett (Hardcover - May 10, 1995)
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