Daniel Dennett

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  • Birth

    Born in Boston Massachusetts.
  • First bestseller

    First bestseller
    "Consciousness Explained" was a his first best selling book that he wrote about the biological evolution, psychology, and many more. This was a huge step for Dennett and showed his fans that he fully believed in Darwin's Theory of Evolution. This book primarily focused on the creation of the human mind (McNeil).
  • 21st Century

    "He became a prominent figure in the atheist movement at the beginning of the 21st century" (Encyclopædia Britannica).
  • New Atheism's Four Horsemen

    New Atheism's Four Horsemen
    Dennett worked with people like Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Richard Dawkins on the book "Breaking the Spell." Labeled "One of the so-called Four Horsemen of the New Atheism" (McNeil), this book was about religion as a natural phenomenon. It asked the question "is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice?". This book also dives into how religion plays in the lives of all individuals.
    McNeil, Taylor. "Our Brains, Our Selves." 02 Sept. 2020. Web. 10 Jan. 2021.
  • Newest Book

    Newest Book
    This book discusses Dennett's theory that our brains continue to become more complex and grow in size to sustain our ways of level and handle the ever changing ways of technology and life. Further explaining Dennett's views on evolution (Rose).