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Single Idea 3791

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 2. Sources of Free Will]

Full Idea

The creature who is not only sensitive to patterns in its environment, but also sensitive to patterns in its own reactions to patterns in its environment, has taken a major step.

Gist of Idea

Awareness of thought is a step beyond awareness of the world

Source

Daniel Dennett (Elbow Room: varieties of free will [1984], 2.2)

Book Reference

Dennett,Daniel: 'Elbow Room - Free will worth wanting' [MIT 1999], p.29