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“The electronic age has triggered epistemological chaos”: Daniel Dennett on the information free-for-all, atheism and the point of philosophy

"The electronic age is threatening the trust and credibility on which civilisation depends"

By Prospect Team   August 2017

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What is the first news/historical event you can recall?

VJ Day, the end of the Second World War. I remember the parade in Beirut that went right by our house.

What is the most overrated book of all time? 

I think it’s pretty obvious that there are two tied for first place, and probably most people would agree with me about one of them—in each case—but there is a widespread diplomatic consensus that we should leave it at that. I am one of the few people—certainly one…

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