Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett is the University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard and his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. 

His research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. Dennett is also an atheist and secularist and readily criticizes religion in his work.

Representative Publications

“What Neuroscience will tell us about Moral Responsibility” for Rome Parliament discussion, January 2015, forthcoming publication

“The singularity–an urban legend?” What to think about machines that think, ed. John Brockman, Harper Collins, 2015, pp. 85-88

“The Evolution of Reasons,” in Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and Its Implications, eds. B. Bashour and H.D. Muller, Routledge, 2014, pp. 47-62

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