Short paper published in Tijdschrift voor Filosofie

The paper “Why Having One’s Rationality Openly Exploited Might Be Considered Manipulation” by Bart Kamphorst and Annemarie Kalis has been published in “Tijdschrift voor Filosofie” (the Dutch/Belgian journal of Philosophy). In the paper, which was written in response to Daniel Dennett’s 2012 Praemium Erasmianum Essay Erasmus: Sometimes a Spin Doctor is Right, it is argued that the criterion for distinguishing between manipulation and non-manipulative influence cannot just be whether one’s rationality is involved. This is because such a view fails to consider the many factors that implicitly weigh on a person’s rational decision-making processes. The paper is accompanied by a commentary by Daniel Dennett.