A book review I wrote for the Times Literary Supplement in 2003. From the review: “Science seems to portray us as complex lumps of matter, whereas common-sense sees us as rational, free, and conscious agents. Can we reconcile these two pictures?”
This version includes the spelling error that the sub-editor and I both missed, but one TLS reader and letter writer did not. Can you spot it?
Daniel Dennett: Reconciling Science and Our Self-Conception(Polity Press, 2003)
A book I wrote about the contemporary American philosopher, Daniel Dennett.
‘Should Vegetarians Play Video Games?‘ from Philosophical Papers 29(1) 21-42 (2000)
From the paper: “[C]ertain kinds of sophisticated video agents … do seem to be the most extraordinary kind of creature, much stranger, surely, than any we might meet from Mars. But they are creatures nonetheless.”
Although this is a playful paper, I stand by my arguments.