Articles: How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently
A wonderful conversation between four great men who in this video I like to call the Four Musketeers. Each approaches this constant idealogical battle in their own style, taking their distinct backgrounds to lay a unified argument in the fight against superstition, myth and religion. Richard Dawkins provides a biological and evolutionary insight, while Christopher Hitchens offers his unique form of eloquent logic and reason. Sam Harris enlightens us through the neuroscience perspective and finally Daniel Dennett applies philosophical reasoning. All for one and one for all. It is refreshing to listen to a discussion and have the chance to make up your own mind, unlike fundamental evangelists who tell you how to think and act. Enjoy!
Beautiful lecture by the scientific philosopher Daniel Dennett, simplifying the magical myth we associate with free will. One of his slides include three key elements to his speech.
- Evolutionary theory, not physics, is the key to understanding the phenomenon of freedom.
- It explains how we can be free, when our parts aren’t free.
- It explains why people get so anxious. Freedom does evolve, and it could go extinct, if we aren’t careful.
I think free thought is how freedom evolves. Enjoy!