Daniel Dennett Quote

In spite of ferocious differences of opinion about other moral issues, there seems to be something approaching consensus that it is cruel and malicious to interfere with the life-enhancing illusions of others —unless those illusions are themselves the cause of of even greater ills. The disagreements come over what these greater ills might be- and this has led to the break down of the whole rationale. Keeping secrets from people for their own good can often be wise, but it takes only one person to give away a secret, and since there are disagreements about which cases warrant discretion, the result is an unsavory miasma of hypocrisy, lies, and frantic but fruitless attempts at distraction.


Breaking the Spell (2006)

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In spite of ferocious differences of opinion about other moral issues, there seems to be something approaching consensus that it is cruel and...

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In spite of ferocious differences of opinion about other moral issues, there seems to be something approaching consensus that it is cruel and...

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In spite of ferocious differences of opinion about other moral issues, there seems to be something approaching consensus that it is cruel and...

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In spite of ferocious differences of opinion about other moral issues, there seems to be something approaching consensus that it is cruel and...