Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Chmess club, anyone?

For one of those blog carnivals, Daniel Dennett submitted a wonderful old piece about the perils of being a professional philosopher, called Higher Order Truths about Chmess. He works through an analogy between chess theory and philosophy that is quite apt. This is classic Dennett. Having spent three years as a philosophy graduate student, I can only say 'Hear, hear!'


Blogger transformation said...

ive writen dennet, and he kindly gave the university of washington writen permission for them to mail me a FREE copy of the video of his lecture, at town top lecture place, Kane hall at the university of washington. nice man. wonderfull video. they said they could send it to me at no cost, provided he allowed it. 1998 or so!

showed solids reproducing according to various algorythems, and so ingeniusly done!

im glad to see other knights using vocabulary from complexity and chaos theory.

warmly, dk

4/25/2007 08:47:00 AM  

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