Daniel Dennett's seven tools for thinking

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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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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 :)
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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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.
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