Tag Archives: intentional stance

Others, Orders and Oughts

(This is the eighth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series.) 34: The Purpose of Moral Theories The three main moral theories provide us with a mechanism for determining what we should do, how we should behave. They … Continue reading

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Wegner’s Illusion: Intention, Action, Will

Chapter 5, ‘Protecting the Illusion’, of Daniel Wegner’s ‘The Illusion of Conscious Will’ categorizes the relationship between intention, action and will very precisely. It’s worth distilling the 40-odd pages down to the few key points. Thought Conscious thoughts are those … Continue reading

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Dennett’s Dangerous Ideas

Reading Dennett’s ‘Freedom Evolves’, I started losing track of the real ideas amidst the many metaphors that pepper his writings. Are these metaphors Americanisms or just Dennettisms? Concepts and metaphors in one Dennett book jump across to others. A list … Continue reading

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