Daniel Dennett's seven tools for thinking

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Kusala
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Daniel Dennett's seven tools for thinking

Postby Kusala » Tue May 28, 2013 8:21 am

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/ma ... ng-extract

1 USE YOUR MISTAKES

2 RESPECT YOUR OPPONENT

3 THE "SURELY" KLAXON

4 ANSWER RHETORICAL QUESTIONS

5 EMPLOY OCCAM'S RAZOR

6 DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON RUBBISH

7 BEWARE OF DEEPITIES
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He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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Re: Daniel Dennett's seven tools for thinking

Postby Ben » Tue May 28, 2013 9:50 am

Thanks Kusala,
That is certainly a very interesting article and I look forward to reading the book.
kind regards,

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Re: Daniel Dennett's seven tools for thinking

Postby BlackBird » Tue May 28, 2013 10:02 am

Good article :)
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Daniel Dennett's seven tools for thinking

Postby Tex » Wed May 29, 2013 4:25 pm

Dennett is great. His book Consciousness Explained is a fantastic read.
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi


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