Dennett has Not Materially Evolved
Daniel Dennett’s latest book marks five decades of majestic failure to explain consciousness
Daniel Dennett’s popularity has always mystified me. A public intellectual who denies that thinking is anything more than an illusion – a biochemical epiphenomenon that our bodies deceive us into thinking is thinking should surely run out of steam after a while.
As the author, David Bentley Hart notes, “As often as not, it is the questions we fail to ask — and so the presuppositions we leave intact — that determine the courses our arguments take; and Dennett has been studiously avoiding the same set of questions for most of his career.
…by the same token, his project should over that time have acquired not only more complexity, but greater sophistication. And yet it has not.”
Dennett has not evolved, at least not materially.
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