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Who is Daniel C. Dennett?

Daniel C. Dennett (1942–) is an American philosopher of mind and science. He is professor of philosophy at Tufts University and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies there. He has been influential in combining cognitive science and evolutionary theory in philosophy of biology, most notably in these works: Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life (1996), Kinds of Minds: Towards an Understanding of Consciousness (1997), Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds (Representation and Mind) (1998), Freedom Evolves (2003), Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness (2005), and Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (2006). Dennett is also a supporter of the Brights Movement.


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