Daniel C. Dennett

Dennett Person

..., hrsg. v. Christian Suhm, Münster: Lit, 2006 (...). 


dennett, v. (1) To while away the hours defining surnames; hence, dennettation n. (2) The meaning of a surname. "Every surname has both a meinong and a dennettation." n. (3) An artificial enzyme used to curdle the milk of human intentionality. ("The Philosophical Lexicon", Daniel C. Dennett (Ed.))

Daniel C. Dennett is Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He was born in Boston in 1942 and received his B.A. in philosophy from Harvard in 1963. He then went to Oxford to work with Gilbert Ryle, under whose supervision he completed the D.Phil. in philosophy in 1965. He taught at U.C. Irvine from 1965 to 1971, when he moved to Tufts, where he has taught ever since, aside from periods visiting at Harvard, Pittsburgh, Oxford, and the Ecole Normal Superieur in Paris.

His first book, Content and Consciousness, appeared in 1969, followed by Brainstorms (1978), Elbow Room (1984), The Intentional Stance (1987), Consciousness Explained (1991), Darwin's Dangerous Idea (1995), and Kinds of Minds (1996). He is the author of over two hundred scholarly articles on various aspects on the mind, published in journals ranging from Artificial IntelligenceBehavioral and Brain Sciences to Poetics Today and the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. His most recent book is Brainchildren: A Collection of Essays 1984-1996 (MIT Press and Penguin, 1998).