Sunday, May 19, 2013

Love is just a word.

Oh wow! Cosmic. Mind-blowing, right? Wrong. On one reading, it is manifestly false. I'm not sure what love is – maybe an emotion or emotional attachment, maybe an interpersonal relationship, maybe the highest state a human mind can achieve – but we all know it isn't a word. You can't find love in the dictionary!

Cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett is one of America's foremost thinkers.
 In this extract from his new book, he reveals some of the lessons life has taught him.


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