How to debate effectively within the online inferno

Most of us tend to engage in on-line discussions these days, and the rather common pattern you will often observe in that context is as follows: Somebody posts something, and a vigorous debate ensues within the comments, usually one it which people are speaking over each other’s heads and not really engaging at all. At the end, nobody … Read more

Andrew Brown vs philosopher and atheist Daniel Dennett – Do New Atheists have new ideas?

Here is a quick five minute clip in which Andrew Brown challenges philosopher and atheist Daniel Dennett to convince him that the New Atheists have new ideas. Clearly since the rise of New Atheism during the past decade, things have changed, there is a rising tide of non-belief – and so it is interesting to hear … Read more

7 Tools for Thinking – Daniel Dennett

Cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett is one of America’s foremost thinkers, and also one of the four horsemen (In 2008, four prominent atheist authors got together to discuss religion and their positions. The DVD was entitled “The Four Horsemen“, the others are of course Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. Ever since then, … Read more

Richard Dawkins interviews Daniel Dennett – Oxford, 9 May 2012

Now this is really worth watching, it is an hour long interview of Daniel Dennett by Richard Dawkins. Least you wonder “Who?”, I’ll explain. Daniel Dennett  is an American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. He is currently the Co-director of the Center for Cognitive … Read more