Featured Author: Daniel Dennett
Dr. Daniel C. Dennett (b. 1942 Mar 28) was born in Boston. After completing his B.A. from Harvard in 1963, he received his D.Phil in philosophy after two years at Oxford’s Hertford College (working under Gilbert Ryle). He is currently the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.
Dennett was made Humanist of the Year 2004 by the American Humanist Association and AAAS Fellow in 2009 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Other major awards include the Golden Plate Award from the Academy of Achievement in 2006 and the Distinguished Fellow Award from the Cognitive Science Society in 2009. In 1983 he was invited to give the John Locke Lectures at Oxford University (1983). Dennett is a past-president of the American Philosophical Association (1999-2000). He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Scientiarum et Artum Europaea, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Cognitive Science Society, the Memory Disorder Society, and holds an Honorary Chair at the Center for Inquiry in the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.
Dr. Dennett is perhaps most famous for postulating an account of philosophy of mind grounded in empirical research through his multiple drafts model of consciousness and coining the concepts of heterophenomenology, the intentional stance, and the intuition pump. He has authored over 300 articles in scholarly journals and several of his books have been translated into other languages.
- (with Dr. Kathleen Akins) Multiple drafts model (2008), Scholarpedia, 3(4):4321.
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