- Name: Daniel Dennett
- Born: 03/28/1942 (78 years old)
Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
Birth Name: Daniel Clement Dennett III
Notable Works: Consciousness Explained (1991), Darwin’s Dangerous Idea (1995), Breaking the Spell (2006)
Awards: Jean Nicod Prize, Mind & Brain Prize, Erasmus Prize
Alias: Daniel Clement Dennett III
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Daniel Dennett quotes :
In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past.Daniel Dennett
Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently - the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs 'good tricks.'Daniel Dennett
The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.Daniel Dennett
The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it!Daniel Dennett