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Daniel Dennett Dialogue

The Munk Debates Podcast

World-renowned philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett joins us for a special Munk Dialogue on the origin of human consciousness, and how our minds have been shaped by natural selection and generations of cultural evolution. QUOTES: DANIEL DENNETT “We have more degrees of freedom than any other organism alive. We're autonomous, we pull our own strings… the primary moral responsibility of every human being is to not become a puppet of others.” The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.   Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/ To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to podcast@munkdebates.com.   To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events. This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/ Executive Producer: Rudyard Griffiths Senior Producer: Ricki Gurwitz Editor: Reza Dahya

53mins

22 Mar 2022

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Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 10: A Second Hour with Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins & Daniel Dennett

Growing Up Fundie

From the original description:http://richarddawkins.net - On the 30th of September 2007, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sat down for a first-of-its-kind, unmoderated 2-hour discussion, convened by RDFRS and filmed by Josh Timonen.All four authors have recently received a large amount of media attention for their writings against religion - some positive, and some negative. In this conversation the group trades stories of the public's reaction to their recent books, their unexpected successes, criticisms and common misrepresentations. They discuss the tough questions about religion that face the world today, and propose new strategies for going forward.This video is provided free online by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS) and http://RichardDawkins.net .  If you would like to support our work and help us provide more videos like this, please purchase the DVD through our online store http://richarddawkins.net/store/index... and/or consider donating to RDFRS: http://richarddawkinsfoundation.org/f...Books by these authors:"The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins"The End of Faith" by Sam Harris"Letter to a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris"God is Not Great" by Christopher Hitchens"Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" by Daniel Dennett_______________sydneydavisjrjr.cominsta: sydneydavisjrjrtwitter: SydneyDavisJrJrPatreon: Sydney Davis Jr. Jr. 

1hr 2mins

20 Mar 2022

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Daniel Dennett: La mente es el efecto, no la causa.

Alimenta Tu Mente

Daniel Dennett  es un filósofo y científico cognitivo estadounidense cuyas investigaciones se centran en la filosofía de la mente, la filosofía de la ciencia y la filosofía de la biología, particularmente en lo que respecta a esos campos relacionados con la biología evolutiva y la ciencia cognitiva. Su interés principal es desarrollar una filosofía de la mente que se base en la investigación empírica, en cómo la evolución explica algunas de las características de lo que produce a la conciencia. Afirma que su punto de vista es materialista y científico. Hoy nos alimentamos con sus sabias palabras:La mente es el efecto, no la causa.💡🧠Síguenos en @sonoropodcast en todas las redes sociales. 

5mins

17 Mar 2022

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Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 9: An Hour with Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins & Daniel Dennett

Growing Up Fundie

From the original description:http://richarddawkins.net - On the 30th of September 2007, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sat down for a first-of-its-kind, unmoderated 2-hour discussion, convened by RDFRS and filmed by Josh Timonen. All four authors have recently received a large amount of media attention for their writings against religion - some positive, and some negative. In this conversation the group trades stories of the public's reaction to their recent books, their unexpected successes, criticisms and common misrepresentations. They discuss the tough questions about religion that face the world today, and propose new strategies for going forward.This video is provided free online by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS) and http://RichardDawkins.net .  If you would like to support our work and help us provide more videos like this, please purchase the DVD through our online store http://richarddawkins.net/store/index... and/or consider donating to RDFRS: http://richarddawkinsfoundation.org/f...Books by these authors:"The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins"The End of Faith" by Sam Harris"Letter to a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris"God is Not Great" by Christopher Hitchens"Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" by Daniel Dennett_______________sydneydavisjrjr.cominsta: sydneydavisjrjrtwitter: SydneyDavisJrJrPatreon: Sydney Davis Jr. Jr. 

1hr 2mins

14 Mar 2022

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The Problem with Daniel Dennett (Part VII Episode 47)

The New Humanist

Daniel Dennett is the person I least understand among the new atheists. For starters, his area of expertise (based on his Wikipedia page) seems quite vague: with the focus on philosophy, the study of mind, along with mentions his outspoken critic of religion. Notable in his book Breaking the Spell (2006), which put him more in the category of a sociologist, or sociobiologist (evolutionary psychology). Though I am not sure he would accept such a characterization. Daniel Dennett to me is a science popularizer. Or better a Charles Darwin popularizer. Besides the fact that he has borrowed certain (albeit prehistoric) "fashion" points from the famous British Naturalist, much of Dennett's works exist to pay homage to the man who gave the secular world of science the supposed means of explaining how life evolved. But that is really the problem. Since Dennett is so enamored by the works, and life (and possibly looks) of Darwin, he as a thinker is not offering anything new to this debate on life, its origins, development. The problem with Daniel Dennett, that is evident in almost all of his speeches on the topics of life, evolution, religion, and society is that he is heavily reliant on the thinkers who came before him, which combined with his uncritical acceptance of those ideas makes him look like an intellectual imitator. The two most notable ideas that Daniel Dennett espouses seemingly without question is the mechanism of evolution propounded by Charles Darwin in his book, On the Origin of Species; the other being The Tree of Life. The latter tells us that life evolved gradually, over a period of many hundreds of millions of years, increasing in complexity and diversity over time. The problem with Darwinian evolution today, one that many even in the scientific community find problematic lies with its mechanism. Its supposedly unguided and undirected character, whereby natural selection to give rise to complex life. In spite of the mounting evidence coming from the scientific field against, not evolution per se, but specifically against the neo Darwin synthesis: one that combines natural selection, mutations with Mendelian genetics. Dennett's espousal of the tree of life framework to chart the course of All life on Earth has been challenged by discoveries relating to the Cambrian Explosion (Around 540 million years ago). Further, the continued usage and reliance on this framework or metaphor (a descriptive term used by the pro (Darwinian) evolution Bio logos group), for me indicates that Dennett is not someone who is really interested in looking at the science that underlies the complexities of life. Most notably as it pertains to the complexity that relates to all life. One that presents the information enigma, which Dennett is knowingly or otherwise, ignorant of.

26mins

2 Dec 2021

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Minds Memes & Windsurfing - Daniel Dennett

Human Centered

Allison StangerDaniel DennettFrom Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of MindsCASBS@casbsstanford

1hr 21mins

9 Nov 2021

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TRC #626: A Deep Dive Into ‘Just Deserts’ By Daniel Dennett & Gregg Caruso

The Reality Check

On this week’s show, Darren takes a deep dive into a well of ideas discussed in “Just Deserts” by Daniel Dennett and Gregg Caruso. The book features a debate between the two famed philosophers regarding their views on a range of topics like free will, moral responsibility and legal punishment. Darren recorded the segment with Adam and their ensuing conversation was quite interesting, so we decided to release it as a full show.

27mins

2 May 2021

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Ep137 - Daniel Dennett | From Bacteria to Bach and Back

Talks at Google

How did we come to have minds? For centuries, this question has intrigued psychologists, physicists, poets, and philosophers, who have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled ability to create, imagine, and explain. Disciples of Darwin have long aspired to explain how consciousness, language, and culture could have appeared through natural selection, blazing promising trails that tend, however, to end in confusion and controversy. Even though our understanding of the inner workings of proteins, neurons, and DNA is deeper than ever before, the matter of how our minds came to be has largely remained a mystery. That is now changing, says Daniel C. Dennett. In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, his most comprehensive exploration of evolutionary thinking yet, he builds on ideas from computer science and biology to show how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. Part philosophical whodunit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett’s legendary career at the forefront of philosophical thought. Visit https://g.co/talksatgoogle/bachback to watch the video.

1hr 18mins

9 Apr 2021

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Becoming A Philosopher | Daniel Dennett

Philosophy For Our Times

Listen to hear about Daniel Dennett's journey to becoming a philosopher!Looking for a link we mentioned? It's here: https://linktr.ee/philosophyforourtimesAward winning author Daniel Dennett is one of the best known living philosophers of today. Shooting to notoriety as one of the 'four horsemen' in the New Atheist movement, he has written with acclaim on topics ranging from free will, consciousness and the self.But how does he reconcile being an unbeliever with believing so vehemently that there is a right and a wrong answer to the big questions? On today’s episode of Philosophy for our Times we find out how Daniel’s life shaped his ideas in this exclusive interview with neuroscientist Daniel Glaser.There are thousands of big ideas to discover at IAI.tv – videos, articles, and courses waiting for you to explore. Find out more: https://iai.tv/podcast-offers?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=shownotes&utm_campaign=becoming-a-philosopherSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

6 Apr 2021

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168. Daniel Dennett & Gregg Caruso — Just Deserts: Debating Free Will (moderated by Michael Shermer)

The Michael Shermer Show

The concept of free will is profoundly important to our self-understanding, our interpersonal relationships, and our moral and legal practices. If it turns out that no one is ever free and morally responsible, what would that mean for society, morality, meaning, and the law? Just Deserts introduces the concepts central to the debate about free will and moral responsibility by way of an entertaining, rigorous, and sometimes heated philosophical dialogue between two leading thinkers.

2hr 6mins

30 Mar 2021

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