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Daniel Dennett

  • Birth of a Secularist

    Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Ruth Marjorie and Daniel Clement Dennett Jr.
  • Tied the Knot

    He Married Susan Bell. They now have a son and daughter.
  • The Educated Philosopher

    Graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy.
  • Becoming a Doctor of Philosophy

    Dennett attained his doctorate degree in philosophy.
    Worked as the Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California.
  • Content and Consciousness

    Wrote his first book " Content and Consciousness" The book is known as the the original, ground-breaking attempt to explain problems with the history of Western philosophical thought:
  • Professor of Philosophy

    Began a career as professor of philosophy at Tufts University.
  • Curricular Software Studio

    Became a Cofounder of Curricular Software Studio at Tufts University
    Was a Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University
    Started as Director, Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Freedom Evolves

    Published the book ‘Freedom Evolves’. The book addressed free will and moral responsibilities.
    Honored with the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Connecticut
  • The Four Horseman of New Atheism

    The Four Horseman of New Atheism
    Daniel Dennett and three other prominent atheists Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens met for a private interview at writer and literary critic Christopher Hitchens' Washington, D.C. residence. The interview was videotaped and titled "The Four Horsemen" The video went viral and has been view by millions on YouTube.
  • Freedom From Religion

    He was enlisted into the Freedom From Religion Foundation's Honorary Board of distinguished achievers
  • From Hobby Farming to Island Life

    Sold his hobby farm in Maine and bought a home on Little Deer Isle in Maine
  • The Man Today

    The Man Today
    Daniel Dennett is a philosopher, atheist and secularist.
    He is a member of the Secular Coalition for America Security Board.
    In addition to being a well known philosopher he is also an avid sailor.
    According to Dennett “There are a lot of things that are bigger than us. "The secret to happiness is find something bigger than you and devote your life to it.”