RE: The Meaning of Life(tm) (was Re: virus: Religion)

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 29 May 1997 11:20:00 +0100

David McF wrote:
>Actually I'm reading Dennett now (Kinds of Minds) about the intentional
>stance and he claims it works just as well for cells within an
>organism. Eventually, the further down the complexity scale you go,
>it make more sense to use the design stance, and then the physical
>stance for non-living systems.

I'm fairly sure I disagree with Dennett about intentionality
and lower levels, and that it derives from evolution, but I
guess I should read what he has to say about it before
going any further!