Re: Zenification vs. Dennetisation

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Mon, 19 Apr 1999 11:05:30 EDT

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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 11:05:30 EDT
Subject: Re: Zenification vs. Dennetisation

In a message dated 4/19/99 9:53:16 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

>>Dennett's 'Consciousness Explained'. Read the last 2 chapters of CE if you
don't believe me (centres of narrative gravity etc). Sue hasn't Zenified
memetics, she's Dennetised it (and given Dennett's debt to Hume, what would
be the difference anyway?).


Wow, did he really go all the way and say "self is an illusion" or did he
just dance around that like he usually does? I will have to go dig up my
copy of CE and see for myself. Its been a while since I read it, so I could
wrong. But I just don't think that Dennet ever quite tossed out the
ontological validity of self, though I have known him to do dramatic
reworkings of the epistemology of self, which could lead a few folks to think
that he has. I mean I could be wrong, and I will soon find out if I am when
I locate the book in all my clutter.


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