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Eliminate the Middletoad!

Dennett, Daniel C. (1987) Eliminate the Middletoad! [Journal (Paginated)]

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Philosophical controversy about the mind has flourished in the thin air of our ignorance about the brain. The humble toad, it now seems, may provide our first instance of a creature whose whole brain is within the reach of our scientific understanding. What will happen to the traditional philosophical issues as our theoretical and factual ignorance recedes? Discussion of the issues explored in the target article is, as Ewert says, "often too theoretical, sometimes philosophical and even [as if that weren't bad enough?--DCD] emotion-laden." The research reported by Ewert has interesting philosophical implications, as he probably recognizes, but he wisely leaves the philosophy to the philosophers. Being one, I would like to draw some of the conclusions he eschews.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Philosophy > Decision Theory
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:250
Deposited By:Dennett, Daniel
Deposited On:27 Mar 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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