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Best Daniel Dennett Quotes in English

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Daniel Dennett Quotes
Daniel Dennett Quotes

 

“What you can imagine depends on what you know.”

― Daniel Dennett

 “As I have often noted, a wagon with spoked wheels doesn’t just carry grain or freight from place to place; it carries the brilliant idea of a wagon with spoked wheels. The”

― Daniel C. Dennett 

 “Like many other natural wonders, the human mind is something of a bag of tricks, cobbled together over the eons by the foresightless process of evolution by natural selection.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“Problems in science are sometimes made easier by adding complications.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“Words are memes that can be pronounced.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“Imagination is cheap as long as you don't have to worry about the details.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“If nobody cares, then it doesn't matter what happens to flowers.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

Daniel C. Dennett Quotes in English
 Daniel C. Dennett Quotes in English

 

“Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. —Anonymous”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“That's a rhetorical question, and trying to answer rhetorical questions instead of being cowed by them is a good habit to cultivate.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

...the species in Homo sapiens (which does indeed inhabit South America, among other places), and the behavior is laughter.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“A good library has all the good books. A great library has all the books.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“Real magic, in other words, refers to the magic that is not real, while the magic that is real, that can actually be done, is not real magic.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“I didn’t plan to become an atheist. I didn’t even want to become an atheist. It’s just that I had no choice. If I’m being honest with myself.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“I'm the guy who reputedly denies that people experience colors or pains, and thinks that thermostats think — just ask my critics.”

― Daniel C. Dennett


“It turns out that all the “magic” of cognition depends, just as life itself does, on cycles within cycles of recurrent, “re-entrant,” reflexive information-transformation processes”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound—if I can remember any of the damn things. —Dorothy Parker”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

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christopher hitchens quotes

 

“Any theory that makes progress is bound to be initially counterintuitive.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself.”

― Daniel Dennett

“Problems in science are sometimes made easier by adding complications.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“One of the surprising discoveries of modern psychology is how easy it is to be ignorant of your own ignorance.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“What you can imagine depends on what you know. Philosophers who know only philosophy consign themselves to a janitorial role in the great enterprises of exploration that are illuminating the mysteries of our lives.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

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sam harris quotes

 

“Ignorance is a necessary condition for many excellent things.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“When I was a child, I used to pray to God for a bicycle. But then I realized that God doesn’t work in that way—so I stole a bike and prayed for forgiveness!”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“Our manifest image, unlike the daisy’s ontology or Umwelt, really is manifest, really is subjective in a strong sense. It’s the world we live in, the world according to us.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“Don’t be afraid of a little metaphor; it won’t bite you, but you should always make sure you know how to cash it in for unvarnished fact when you feel the urge.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“You can’t change your beliefs as an act of will, in the way you can decide to improve your skills with chainsaw or keyboard.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“Good people will do good things, and bad people will do bad things. But for good people to do bad things—that takes religion. —Steven Weinberg, 1999”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“human beings are actually more closely related to the two species of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes, the familiar chimp, and Pan paniscus, the rare, smaller pygmy chimp or bonobo) than those chimpanzees are to the other apes.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

steven pinker quotes
steven pinker quotes

 

“Neither Darwin nor Nietzsche was politically correct, fortunately for us.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“Words, I will argue, are the best example of memes, culturally transmitted items that evolve by differential replication—that is, by natural selection.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

It’s just that it would be nice to hear someone accidentally whistle something of mine, somewhere, just once.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“Comprehension is not the source of competence or the active ingredient in competence; comprehension is composed of competences.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“IN ORDER TO BE A PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL COMPUTING MACHINE, IT IS NOT REQUISITE TO KNOW WHAT ARITHMETIC IS.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“There is a general generous tendency to credit innovators with more prior comprehension than they actually deserve, and this helps perpetuate the myth of the Godlike powers of our famous geniuses, and by extension, to all of us.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,

“We applaud intelligent design in all arenas, and aspire from infancy to achieve recognition for our creations. Among artifacts we have created is the concept of God, the Intelligent Designer, in our own image. That's how much we value the intelligent designers in our societies.”

― Daniel C. Dennett

“The manifest image that has been cobbled together by genetic evolutionary processes over billions of years, and by cultural evolutionary processes over thousands of years, is an extremely sophisticated system of helpful metaphorical renderings of the underlying reality uncovered in the scientific image. It is a user-illusion that we are so adept at using that we take it to be unvarnished reality, when in fact it has many coats of intervening interpretive varnish on it.”

― Daniel C. Dennett,


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