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Postby zilch » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:28 am

Dennett being his usual brilliant self.

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Re: You might be an atheist.

Postby ThorGoLucky » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:59 pm

Nice talk, dear Mr. Dennett. Image
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Re: You might be an atheist.

Postby 3point14rat » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:42 pm

Dennett is the most personable of The Four Horsemen. He would make an awesome uncle.

I have none of his books. Does anyone have a favorite (I still have Indigo gift cards from xmas that I need to use)?
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Re: You might be an atheist.

Postby zilch » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:39 pm

3point14rat wrote:Dennett is the most personable of The Four Horsemen. He would make an awesome uncle.

I have none of his books. Does anyone have a favorite (I still have Indigo gift cards from xmas that I need to use)?

I have most of his books, I believe. My favorite is still the first I read, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, which is only incidentally about atheism. Dennett explains (in a very entertaining but precise way) just how important evolution is as a philosophical idea that penetrates all aspects of life.
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Re: You might be an atheist.

Postby 3point14rat » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:15 pm

zilch wrote:
3point14rat wrote:Dennett is the most personable of The Four Horsemen. He would make an awesome uncle.

I have none of his books. Does anyone have a favorite (I still have Indigo gift cards from xmas that I need to use)?

I have most of his books, I believe. My favorite is still the first I read, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, which is only incidentally about atheism. Dennett explains (in a very entertaining but precise way) just how important evolution is as a philosophical idea that penetrates all aspects of life.

Sounds like a winner. That'll be next.
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Re: You might be an atheist.

Postby ThorGoLucky » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:17 pm

I'm interested in Intuition Pumps. It seems like a culmination of his previous works.
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Re: You might be an atheist.

Postby 3point14rat » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:11 pm

ThorGoLucky wrote:I'm interested in Intuition Pumps. It seems like a culmination of his previous works.

I have about 50$ left, so I can get a couple.

Reading books by people who I've watched lots of videos of allows me to read the book in their voice. Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens all have great, distinctive voices that add to my reading enjoyment. Daniel Dennett's books should be equally awesome in that way.
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