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Neil Levy

Insofar as Dennet's original bargain was meant to get at a contrast between the orientation towards truth of philosophers and scientific, it fails. No scientist takes the idea of being read for centuries to come at all seriously; that's just now how science works (today). Since they've been asked to choose between options only one of which is live, even in imagination, it's no wonder they choose that one.

David Wallace

But as I recall, Dennett's very next paragraph is the posing of a parallel bargain for scientists.

Scott J. Epstein

I think for scientists, A is easy, in no small part because of the likelihood of getting a certain kind of free trip to Sweden for it...?

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