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46 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 March 2008 01:59AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 24 October 2009 04:11:19PM 2 points [-]

This seems related to Dennett's greedy reductionism. HT Doug S.

Comment author: Perplexed 01 August 2010 02:45:29AM 0 points [-]

Hmmm. I wonder how often criticism of reductionism is really criticism of what Dennett calls greedy reductionism. And I wonder whether demands that reductionism must make room for some instances of emergence aren't really just requests for a few of Dennett's cranes.