Monday, March 06, 2006

Reactions to Dennett, Dennett's reaction

A summary of blogosphere reactions to Dennett's Breaking the Spell

Among them Brian Leiter's:
At Leiter Reports, University of Texas philosophy professor Brian Leiter challenges Wieseltier's "sneering" dismissal of the idea that science can shed some light on all aspects of human life. "'The view that science can explain all human conditions and expressions, mental as well as physical' is not a 'superstition' but a reasonable methodological posture to adopt based on the actual evidence, that is, based on the actual expanding success of the sciences . . . during the last hundred years," writes Leiter.

You may want to read Dennett's response to Wieseltier's critique.

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