Daniel Dennett (Mar. 28, 1942 - Pres.)

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  • Daniel Dennett is Born

    Daniel Dennett is Born
    Daniel Dennett is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Daniel Dennett Publishes His Thesis

    Daniel Dennett Publishes His Thesis
    Daniel Dennett writes his original thesis work, "The Mind and the Brain" while attending Tufts University.
  • Daniel Dennett Publishes His Original Dissertation

    Daniel Dennett Publishes His Original Dissertation
    Daniel Dennett publishes his original dissertation, "Content and Consciousness". This lays the groundwork for much of his future achievements by developing his "centralist theory" into a philosophy of mind by explaining his "Theory of Content' and "Theory of Consciousness".
  • Daniel Dennett Publishes "Consciousness Explained"

    Daniel Dennett Publishes "Consciousness Explained"
    Daniel Dennett releases the first of his most notable works, "Consciousness Explained". This book compiles all of Dennett's work into a singular working model and establishes his adaptationalist views.
  • Daniel Dennett Publishes "Darwin's Dangerous Idea"

    Daniel Dennett Publishes "Darwin's Dangerous Idea"
    Daniel Dennett publishes the second of his most notable works, "Darwin's Dangerous Idea". In this work, Daniel Dennett argues that morality and consciousness are byproducts of evolution. He also argues that a major problem with thought is the habit of "rushing from facts to values".
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    Daniel Dennett Receives the Jean-Nicod Prize

    Daniel Dennett receives the Jean-Nicod Prize in Nov. 2001. His original lecture, "Sweet Dreams. Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness" is edited until its final publication in Feb. 2005. The work expands and solidifies his work in "Consciousness Explained" and "Darwin's Dangerous Idea".
  • Daniel Dennett Publishes "Breaking the Spell"

    Daniel Dennett Publishes "Breaking the Spell"
    Daniel Dennett publishes the last of his most notable works, "Breaking the Spell". In this work, Daniel Dennett breaks religion down into a natural facet of human behavior so that he can explain it as a byproduct of evolution.
  • Daniel Dennett is Awarded the Mind & Brain Prize

    Daniel Dennett is Awarded the Mind & Brain Prize
    Daniel Dennett is awarded the Mind & Brain Prize for "...his work on the nature of consciousness, and for his contribution to a philosophy of mind based on empirical research and grounded in the principles of evolutionary biology..."
  • Daniel Dennett is Awarded the Laureal Erasmus Prize

    Daniel Dennett is Awarded the Laureal Erasmus Prize
    Daniel Dennett is awarded the Laureal Erasmus prize for his work in answering some of the most profound questions of our time, building a philosophy of mind that soundly groups biological and cultural advancement under one theory, and for reaching an audience well outside the general purview of the philosophical.
  • Daniel Dennett Interviews with BigThink

    This isn't a "notable" moment in his life, but this interview is a concise yet good overview of his beliefs and the philosophy he preaches.