Daniel Dennett

Philosopher, Author

1942 –

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Who is Daniel Dennett?

Daniel Clement "Dan" Dennett III is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose 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.

He is currently the Co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and a University Professor at Tufts University. Dennett is an atheist and secularist, a member of the Secular Coalition for America advisory board, as well as an outspoken supporter of the Brights movement. Dennett is referred to as one of the "Four Horsemen of New Atheism", along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens.

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Born
Mar 28, 1942
Boston
Also known as
  • Daniel Clement Dennett
  • Dan Dennett
  • Daniel C. Dennett
  • Daniel Clement Dennett III
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Doctorate, University of Oxford
    Philosophy
    ( - 1965)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University
    Philosophy
    ( - 1963)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Christ Church, Oxford
  • Wesleyan University
Employment
  • Tufts University
Lived in
  • Boston
    (1942 - )
  • North Andover
  • Lebanon
    ( - 1947)

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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