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Freedom Evolves by Daniel C. Dennett
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Jul 10, 2011

really liked it
Read from July 10 to 18, 2011

A good book, a poignant book even, but not an altogether coherent book. Anyone familiar with Dennett will understand what he's getting at here, but it would be foolhardy to presume familiarity on the reader's behalf. That said, I'm at something of a loss to understand the strange circularity of this work though I suspect that Dennett may have found himself torn between two distinct manners of proving his provocative conjecture - either in the guise of a layman or in his natural role as a wiseman - and ended up choosing the awkward middle path between. This book is functionally sound (dare I say brilliant) but is felled by poor form.

Still a recommended read, though.

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07/12/2011 page 63
17.0% "Continuation of the concepts explored in Elbow Room so far."
07/16/2011 page 193
52.0% "Memes and genes. I loved chapter 6."
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