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Daniel Dennett (Mar 28, 1942 - Present)

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    Dennet's Education

    Dennett received a BA in philosophy from Harvard (1963) and a Doctorate in philosophy from Oxford (1965). He studied under W. V. Quine and Gilbert Ryle, taking up interest in naturalism and the nature of consciousness.
  • Published "Content and Consciousness"

    Published "Content and Consciousness"
    Dennett released this work, derived from his doctoral thesis, in which he structured a theoretical view on the relationship between body and mind. It helped developed much of his future ideas on cognitive science. WORK CITED: Dennett, Daniel Clement. Content and Consciousness. Abingdon, United Kingdom, Routledge, 1969.
  • Published "Consciousness Explained"

    Published "Consciousness Explained"
    Dennett's in-depth book on consciousness challenges its mainstream explanation and proposes new ideas based on a multitude of data from neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence. WORK CITED: Dennett, Daniel. Consciousness Explained. Little, Brown, 2017.
  • Published "Darwin's Dangerous Idea"

    Published "Darwin's Dangerous Idea"
    Dennett considers the ramifications of Darwinian theory while explaining his ideas on how, despite whether Darwin's ideas are proven correct or not, there is no turning back from the "dangerous idea" that design may not require a designer. WORK CITED: Dennett, Daniel. Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life. Simon Schuster, 1996.
  • Published "Breaking the Spell"

    Published "Breaking the Spell"
    Dennett released this work detailing his thoughts on religion and how he believes it should not be off limits to scientific inquiry. He speaks briefly about the book in this video. WORK CITED: Dennett, Daniel. Breaking the Spell. Zaltbommel, Netherlands, Van Haren Publishing, 2007.
  • Became Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies

    Became Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies
    Dennett became a co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and still remains so to this day, helping provide research in cognitive sciences.