Daniel Dennett, Author of ‘Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking’

The philosopher Daniel Dennett talks about his 16th book, “Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking” --

Daniel Dennett, Author of ‘Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking’ - NYTimes.com: " . . . Sailing was still an apt illustration of the kind of empirically minded problem-solving that Mr. Dennett has long preferred to the abstractions of more traditional philosophy, to the great irritation of some colleagues. “Philosophers can seldom put their knowledge to practical use,” Mr. Dennett said, squinting under the brim of a baseball hat reading “Freedom Evolves,” a play on the title of his 2003 book on free will. “But if you’re a sailor, you can. I just get a kick out of that.”. . ."

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