Well if Dennett sees philosophical debate as a contact sport, and he’s is taking bets on his latest thesis, perhaps it’s no secret that philosophy and sport are related. I’ve written on sport and the evolution of morality several times before. One feature is the necessary level of doubt – a sweet spot – in application of the rules and in success executing the moves of the particular game.
This post is really a placeholder for this longer read by David Papineau, that I’ve not really had time to digest yet.
Also published on Medium.