Daniel Dennett Reveals His Favorite Philosopher

Philosopher and Cognitive Scientist
Daniel Dennett Reveals His Favorite Philosopher.
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Question: Why Daniel Dennett Reveres David Hume

Dennett:    First of all I think he was very good company and I think and I love his attitude and his style but I think he had a reasonable skepticism that peeled off layers of ideology and precept position in a very useful way and I think human causation is brilliant.  I think human’s dialogue is concerning natural religion are just wonderfully brilliant.  I think, I think that he saw dimly the scientific world that was beginning to emerge from Newton and he was in a way following luck trying to open up the exploration for the mind and he had lots of great insights that he developed with very acutely.