Daniel Dennett on Paul Churchland

“To some observers, such as those of various mysterian persuasions, Paul and I are scarcely distinguishable, both happily wallowing in one ‘scientistic’ or ‘reductionistic’ swamp or another, taking our cues from cognitive scientists and unwilling or unable to begrudge even a respectful hearing to their efforts to throw shadows on the proceedings. For those who can see no significant difference between us, this essay will try to sharpen a few remaining disagreements, while at the same time acknowledging that in fact we are approaching harmony on a number of heretofore contested topics. I will try to close the gap further, much as I have always enjoyed his loyal opposition.”

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