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Dennett on Intuition Pumps and Moist Robots

May 1, 2013


Daniel Dennett, the author of more than one class reading here in Philosophy and Film Land, is featured in recent New York Times piece. Sample:

Human beings, Mr. Dennett said, quoting a favorite pop philosopher, Dilbert, are “moist robots.”

“I’m a robot, and you’re a robot, but that doesn’t make us any less dignified or wonderful or lovable or responsible for our actions,” he said. “Why does our dignity depend on our being scientifically inexplicable?”

Read it all here.

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