Dennett's Deal

by phil on Friday Aug 15, 2003 12:04 AM

Dennett's Deal:
"If Mephistopheles offered you the following two options, which would you choose?
(A) solve a major philosophical problem so conclusively that there is nothing left to say (thanks to you, part of the field closes down forever, and you get a footnote in history) or
(B) write a book of such tantalizing perplexity and controversy that it stays on the required reading list for centuries to come. "

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