Question about Daniel Dennett’s writings
Posted: 11 April 2008 07:36 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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I read his ‘Breaking the Spell’ a short time back and really enjoyed it. I was thinking about his ‘Darwins Dangerous Idea’ but was wondering if it had anything really different to add. I probably should have read it first, as it is the older writing but…Breaking the Spell covers quite a bit of evolutionary psychology and some biology and memetics so, I was wondering how much it is redundant of the other offering. Thanks in advance for any insight into this. Regards, McC

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Posted: 11 April 2008 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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McCreason - 11 April 2008 11:36 AM

I read his ‘Breaking the Spell’ a short time back and really enjoyed it. I was thinking about his ‘Darwins Dangerous Idea’ but was wondering if it had anything really different to add. I probably should have read it first, as it is the older writing but…Breaking the Spell covers quite a bit of evolutionary psychology and some biology and memetics so, I was wondering how much it is redundant of the other offering. Thanks in advance for any insight into this. Regards, McC

I read both. Darwins Dangerous Idea is the better though he does use the ideas developed there in Breaking the Spell. It’s a great read, more focused on the “universal acid” of the idea of evolution.

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Posted: 11 April 2008 06:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Cool name! Is your signifcant other prokaryote grinFWIW I thought they were spelled with a k not a c. Anyway, thanks for the info on Dennetts books. I think I will read ‘Darwins Dangerous Idea’ as well. Trouble is I have soooo many reads on my list!
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