Re: Back to free will (was Re: virus: Fights)

Dave Pape (
Sun, 23 Mar 1997 00:08:21 GMT

At 15:18 22/03/97 -0700, David McF wrote:
>At 04:52 PM 22/03/97 GMT, Dave Pape wrote:
>>Well, according to my model, my ideas /can't/ manipulate me because my ideas
>>are "me", and to say "I transmit my memes" is also inaccurate because "I"
>>/emerge from the interaction of/ some memes. I represent the philosophy of
>Have you read Dan Dennett's "Elbow Room: the varieties of free will
>worth having"? I have no doubt my ideas about free will as self-control
>can be traced to this excellent treatise (though I read it long enough
>ago that I don't remember the exact influences).

How long ago? I found a few references on AltaVista, enought to tell me it's
about deterministic control of human action, but nothing to say whether or
where it was still available. I'm coming to the conclusion that UK is now a
bit of a sad backwater when it comes to cogsci books, maybe that's cos I've
been living in places like Wycombe and Northampton for the last two years. I
shall hammer Blackwells for a trace on the thing as soon as I've got over
the financial shock of shelling out for VOTM (great photo, Richard!), and of
course when I've read it. NOTE no references to "Level 3" in the index of
VOTM... what's going on, man?

Dave Pape
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