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Daniel C. Dennett

Philosopher, Cognitive Scientist

Daniel C. Dennett is a University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, as well as Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He previously taught at U.C. Irvine from 1965 to 1971, when he moved to Tufts, where he has taught ever since. His books include Content and Consciousness, Brainstorms, Elbow Room, The Intentional Stance, Consciousness Explained, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Kinds of Minds, and Brainchildren; Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness, Breaking the Spell and Freedom Evolves. He’s the author of over four hundred scholarly articles on various aspects on the mind. His most recent books are Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking and, with Linda LaScola, Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind. Dennett received his B.A. in philosophy from Harvard.

Past Programs Featuring Daniel C. Dennett

Saturday, May 31, 2008 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday, May 29, 2008 | 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm