May 22, 2017
Married to Susan Bell Dennett; two children.
B.A., Harvard University, 1963
D. Phil. (philosophy), Oxford, 1965
Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Connecticut, 2003
Doctor of Letters, Edinburgh, 2006/7
Doctor of Science, McGill, 2007
Doctor of Science, Bucharest, 2011
Doctor of Science, Amsterdam, 2012
A.P.A. Barwise Prize, December 2004
Humanist of the Year, American Humanist Association, 2004
Bertrand Russell Society Award, Plymouth State University, NH, June 18-20, 2004
Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, 2006
Richard Dawkins Prize, Atheist Alliance International, 2007
Distinguished Fellow Award, Cognitive Science Society, 2009
Books (Darwin’s Dangerous Idea and Breaking the Spell) chosen for ISSR Library, 2009
AAAS Fellow --selected as 2009 Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Erasmus Prize, Amsterdam, November, 2012
Mind and Brain Prize, Center for Cognitive Science of Turin, Torino, Italy, October 12th, 2011
SINe medal, University of Padova, May 19th, 2016
Award for contribution to Neuroscience and Psychology, INECO Committee, Buenos Aires, June 21st, 2016
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1963 (declined, to study at Oxford)
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1973-74 (declined in favor of next two items)
Santayana Fellowship, Harvard University, 1974 (honorary).
N. E. H. Younger Humanist Fellowship, 1974.
Fulbright Research Fellowship to the University, Bristol, England, 1978.
Visiting Fellowship, All Souls College, Oxford, 1979.
N. E. H. Senior Fellowship, 1979.
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1979-80.
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1986-87.
Fellow, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung, Bielefeld, Germany, 1990.
Writer in Residence, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Italy, 1990, 2001.
Visiting Erskine Fellow, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1995.
Distinguished Fellow, Centre for the Mind, Institute for Advanced Study, Australian National University, Canberra, Feb, 1998.
Collegium Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, June, 2002
Fellow, SAGE Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, Feb-Mar 2008
William Miller Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, Jan-May, 2010
Taft Lectures, University of Cincinnati, 1978.
Luce Distinguished Lecture in Cognitive Science, University of Rochester, 1979.
Herbert Spencer Lecture, Oxford University, 1979.
Princeton University Annual Philosophy Lectures, 1980.
Sloan Visiting Scientist Lectures, Dept. of Computer Science, Yale University, 1980.
Council for Philosophical Studies, Summer Institute on Psychology and the Philosophy of Mind, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, July 1981.
John Locke Lectures, Oxford University, April, May, 1983.
Gavin David Young Lectures, University of Adelaide, Australia, June, July, 1984.
Gramlich Memorial Lecture, Philosophy Department, Dartmouth College, April 24, 1985.
Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, May, 1985.
John Dewey Lecture, University of Vermont, February 13, 1986.
Distinguished Lecture Series, MIT Laboratory of Computer Science, March 13, 1986.
Tanner Lecture, University of Michigan, November 6, 1986.
Mandel Lecture, American Society for Aesthetics, New York, October 27, 1989.
Darwin Lecture, Darwin College, Cambridge, U.K., March 6, 1992.
Amnesty Lecture, Oxford University, February 18, 1997.
Inaugural Benjamin and Anne A. Pinkel Endowed Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, Oct. 2, 1998.
Jessie and John Danz Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Nov. 20, 1998.
Jean Nicod Lectures, Institut Nicod, Paris, November 2001.
Daewoo Lectures, Seoul, Korea, November 2002.
Petrus Hispanus Lectures, Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa, Lisbon, July 8, 2004.
The Patten Lectures, Indiana University, March 7-9, 2006.
The Rudolf Carnap Lectures, Bochum, Germany, March 2014.
1964-65 Lecturer, Oxford College of Technology.
1965-70 Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Irvine.
1968 Visiting Assistant Professor, Tufts University Summer Session.
1970-71 Associate Professor, University of California at Irvine.
1971-75 Associate Professor, Tufts University.
1973 Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard University (Fall Semester).
1975 Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh (Spring Semester).
1975- Professor, Tufts University.
1976-82 Chairman, Department of Philosophy.
1979 Visiting Lecturer, Oxford University.
1985-89 Co-Director Curricular Software Studio, Tufts University.
1985-2000 Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences;
1985- Director, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University.
2000- University Professor, Tufts University
2000- Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University
2001 Leverhulme Professor, Dept of Philosophy and History of Science, London School of Economics
2011 Visiting Professor, American University of Beirut Department of Philosophy
2011- External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute
2013- Fellow of the New College of the Humanities, London
American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Academia Scientiarum et Artum Europaea
American Association for Artificial Intelligence.
American Philosophical Association (President, 1999-2000).
Cognitive Science Society.
Memory Disorder Society
Society for Philosophy and Psychology (President, 1980-81).
(Former member) Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Resigned in protest, 2016)
Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (President, 2006)
The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, Center for Inquiry (Fellow & Honorary Chair)
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Honorary Board
Secular Coalition for America (Fellow)
Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (Fellow)
Associate Editor, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Editorial Board, Adaptive Behavior; Artificial Intelligence Review; Artificial Life; Behavior and Philosophy; Biology and Philosophy; Brain and Mind; Cogito; Consciousness and Cognition; Episteme; Evolutionary Psychology; Journal of Consciousness Studies; Perception; Philosophy & Phenomenological Research; PHILO (Senior Editor); Rutherford Journal; Rivista di Filosofia.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Brain Trust
CFI (Center for Inquiry), Washington, DC, Advisory Board
Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Hall of Consilience Advisory Board
HAS (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) International Expert Board of Advisors
Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board
CFI Naturalism Project Advisory Board
Mètode Scientific Board
SecularityUSA Advisory Board
Rivista di filosofia International Advisory Board
CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
International Association for the Philosophy of Humor (IAPH) Advisory Board for forthcoming journal
Understanding Intelligence project
Dahlbom, Bo, ed., 1993, Dennett and his Critics, Oxford, Blackwell
Philosophical Topics, 1994, The Philosophy of Daniel Dennett, 22, #1 and 2.
Ross, Don and Brook, Andrew, 2000, Dennett's Philosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Brook, Andrew and Ross, Don, eds., 2002, Daniel Dennett, Cambridge Univ. Press.
Symons, John, 2002, On Dennett, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth
Miguens, Sofia, 2002, Uma Teoria Fisicalista do Conteúdo e da Consciência, D.Dennett e os debates da filosofia da mente, Campo das letres, Lisbon
Elton, Matthew, 2003, Daniel Dennett: Reconciling Science and our Self-Conception, Cambridge and Oxford: Polity.
Yulina, Nina, 2004, (in Russian) ГOЛOBOЛOMKИ ПPOБЛЕМЬI COЗНАНИЯ: КОНЦеПЦИЯ ДЭНИеЛа ДЭНИеТа (The “Brainstorms” in Philosophy of Mind: Daniel Dennett and his Critics), Moscow: KAHOH.
Symons, John, 2005, (in French) Dennett: un naturalisme en chantier, Philosophies Presses Universitaires de France, Paris.
McCarthy, Joan, 2006, Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self, Contemporary Studies in Philosophy and the Human Sciences, Prometheus Books, July 2007.
“Leading Figures in Academia Series (1): Daniel C. Dennett,” American-Chinese Society & Culture, vol. 10, no. 2 (Issue #18) Dec 2007
Zawidzki, Tadeusz, 2007, Dennett, Oneworld publications, Oxford.
Joao de Fernandes Teixeira, 2008, A Mente Segundo Dennett (The Mind According to Dennett), Perspectiva, Brazil.
David L. Thompson, Daniel Dennett, Contemporary American Thinkers series, London: Continuum, 2009
Д.Б. BoЛkob, БOCTOHCKий зOMби: Д. ДEHHET и EГO TEOPиЯ COзHAHиЯ, Dmitry Volkov, The Zombie from Boston: D. Dennett and his theory of consciousness, in Russian, URSS Press, 2011.
Simulando Dennett: Ferramentas e construções de um naturalista (Simulating Dennett), Diego Caleiro, Sao Paulo 2013.
Content and Consciousness Revisited, eds. C. Muñoz-Suárez and F. De Brigard, Springer, 2015.
Content and Consciousness, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, and Humanities Press, New York, 1969 (International Library of Philosophy and Scientific Method). (Paperback edition, 1986; Italian edition, 1992; Spanish edition, 1994).
Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology, Bradford Books, 1978. (Italian edition, 1991; Swedish edition, 1992; Portuguese edition, 2000); "Where am I?" translated into Estonian, Akadeemia 7, 2013, pp. 1155-1324.
The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul, Co-edited with Douglas Hofstadter, Basic Books, 1981. (Japanese edition, 1984; Spanish and Italian editions, 1985; German and Dutch editions 1986; French and Chinese editions, 1987; Greek edition, 1993).
Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, 1984. (German edition, 1986; Spanish edition, 1992). Audio edition, MIT Press, 2016.
The Intentional Stance, MIT Press/A Bradford Book, 1987 (French edition, 1990; Spanish edition, 1991; Italian edition, 1993; Japanese edition, 1995).
Consciousness Explained, Little, Brown, 1991, Penguin, 1992 (Dutch, Italian, French, German, Spanish and Korean editions).
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, Simon & Schuster, 1995 (Dutch, German, Japanese, Hungarian, French, Portugese, Spanish, Estonian, Chinese, Bulgarian and Italian editions); translated into Turkish, ALFA 2011.
Kinds of Minds: Toward an Understanding of Consciousness, Basic Books, 1996. Part of the Science Masters Series (also editions in French, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, German, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Rumanian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese).
Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds, MIT Press and Penguin, 1998.
AZ Intencionalitas Filozofiaja, Philosophy of Intentionality, Selected Papers, Osiris Kiado publishers, Budapest, a collection of essays, translated by Csaba Pleh into Hungarian, 1998.
Freedom Evolves, Allen Lane Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2003; excerpt from “A Hearing for Libertarianism: Kane’s Model of Indeterministic Decision-making,” reprinted in Free Will, Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Vol III, Free Will: Liberatarianism, Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility, ed. J.M. Fischer, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, June 2005, pp. 109-37; translated in Italian and published by Raffaello Cortina Editore (2004); translated in Dutch and published by Uitgeverij Contact, Amsterdam, 2004; translated in Japanese and published by Yamagata Hiroo, 2005; translated in Korean and published by Dongnyok Publishers, 2009.
Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness, MIT Press, 2005; translated in Italian and published by Raffaello Cortina Editore (2006); translated in Spanish and published by Katz, Buenos Aires, 2006; translated in Polish and published by Prószyński i S-ka, 2007; translated in German and published by Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt, 2007; translated in Japanese and published by NTT, Japan, 2009.
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Viking Press, 2006; translated in Dutch and published by Uitgeverij Contact, Amsterdam, 2006; translated in Finnish and published by Terra Cognita, Helsinki, 2006; translated in Italian and published by Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, 2007; translated in Portugese and published by Editora Globo, 2006; translated in Spanish and published by Katz Editores, Madrid, 2007; translated in Greek, 2007; translated in Polish and published by Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, Warsawa 2008.
Dove nascono le idée, translated by Francesca Garofoli, Di Renzo Editore, Roma, 2006.
Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? Point/Counterpoint Series with Alvin Plantinga; James P. Sterba, Series Editor, Oxford University Press, 2011; translated into Italian by Edizione ETS, Pisa, 2011; translated into Polish, Nauka i religia: Czy mozna je pogodzic, by Copernicus Center Press, 2014.
Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind, Matthew Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett and Reginald B. Adams, Jr., MIT Press, 2011; translated into Japanese, Kataoka Hirohito, 2015.
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, W.W. Norton & Co., NY, 2013; and Penguin Books, UK, 2013; translated into Dutch by Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, Amsterdam, 2014; translated into Italian, Rafaello Cortina Editore, 2014.
Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind, with Linda LaScola, Amazon.com 2013; Expanded and updated edition, Pitchstone Publishing, Durham, North Carolina, 2015.
From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, W.W. Norton & Co. 2017.
“The Battery,” in The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2,000 Years, ed. John Brockman, Simon & Schuster, 2000, pp. 73-74.
“It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature,” Journal of Consciousness Studies, 7, No. 4, 2000, pp. 25-7.
“Making Tools for Thinking,” in Metarepresentations: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, D. Sperber, ed., New York, Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 17-29.
“Re-introducing The Concept of Mind,” Foreword to Gilbert Ryle’s The Concept of Mind, Penguin Classics, 2000, viiii-xix.
“The Case for Rorts,” in Rorty and His Critics, Ed., R. B. Brandom, Blackwell Publishers, 2000, pp. 99-101.
interviewed by Chris Floyd of Science & Spirit Magazine, 11, 2, May/June 2000, pp. 18-20.
“With a Little Help from My Friends,” in Dennett's Philosophy, A Comprehensive Assessment, eds. D. Ross, A. Brook, D. Thompson, MIT Press, 2000, pp. 327-388.
Foreword to Darwinizing Culture, the status of memetics as a science, ed. Robert Aunger, Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. vii-ix.
“Postmodernism and Truth,” in the Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, 8, 2000, pp. 93-103.
with Christopher Westbury, “Mining The Past To Construct The Future: Memory and belief as forms of knowledge,” in Schacter, D. and Scarry, E. (Eds.). Memory, Brain, and Belief. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 11-32.
“To Tell the Truth?” excerpted from “Faith in the Truth,” New Humanist, Spring 2001, pp. 26-8.
interviewed by Cristina Junyent for Quark: Ciencia, Medicina, Comunicacion y Cultura, 19, Julio-dicembre 2000 (Barcelona, Spain).
interviewed by Enrique Font Bisier for Metode, revista de difuso de la investigacio, Hivern (Winter)2000/01, pp. 54-61 (Valencia, Spain).
“Are we explaining consciousness yet?” Cognition 79 (2001) 221-237.
“Implantable brain chips-will they change who we are?” in Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Newsletter, Spring 2001, pp. 6-7; reprinted in Biomedical Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Moral Issues in Medicine and Biology, ed. David Steinberg, M.D., University Press of New England, 2007, pp. 168-71.
“Collision, Detection, Muselot, and Scribble: Some Reflections on Creativity” in Virtual Music, Computer Synthesis of Musical Style, by David Cope, MIT Press, 2001, pp. 283-291.
“Things about Things,” The Foundations of Cognitive Science, Joao Branquinho, ed. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2001, pp. 133-143.
“The Evolution of Culture,” The Monist, vol. 84, no. 3, pp 305-324.
“Cognitive Ethology: Hunting for Bargains or a Wild Goose Chase?” Italian translation in Mente senza linguaggio: Il pensiero e gli animali, Simone Gozzano, ed., Editori Riuniti, Italy, April 2001, pp. 79-97.
“The Zombic Hunch: Extinction of an Intuition?” in Philosophy at the New Millenium, ed. Anthony O'Hear, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement: 48, pp27-43.
“The evolution of evaluators,” in The Evolution of Economic Diversity, eds. Antonio Nicita and Ugo Pagano, Routledge, 2001, pp. 66-81.
“Surprise, surprise,” commentary on O'Regan and Noe, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, (2001) 24:5, p. 982.
“In Darwin’s Wake, Where Am I?” APA Presidential Address, Proceedings and Addresses of The American Philosophical Association, Volume 75:2, November 2001, pp 13-30; reprinted in eds. J. Hodge and G. Radick, The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 357-376.
"Consciousness: How much is that in real money?" appeared orig. in R Gregory, ed, The Oxford Companion to the Mind, 2001.
“Who's Afraid of Determinism? Rethinking Causes and Possibilities,” Christopher Taylor and Daniel Dennett, in The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, Robert Kane, ed., Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 257-277.
“The New Replicators,” in The Encyclopedia of Evolution, volume 1, Mark Pagel, ed., Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. E83-E92.
“What kind of ‘code’ does the brain use?” translated into German, in Frankfurter Allgemeine, Seite 38/Montag, 14. Januar 2002, Nr. 11.
“How could I be wrong? How wrong could I be?” Journal of Consciousness Studies, special issue: “Is The Visual World a Grand Illusion?” ed. Alva Noe, Vol. 9, No. 5-6, January 13, 2002, pp 13-16.
“Can Machines Think?” from chapter 1 in Brainchildren, reprinted in Foundations of Cognitive Psychology, A Bradford Book, MIT Press, 2002, pp. 35-54.
“Explaining the ‘magic’ of Consciousness,” Exploring Consciousness, Humanities, Natural Science, Religion, Proceedings of the International Symposium, Milano, November 19-20, 2001 (published in December, 2002, Fondazione Carlo Erba), pp. 47-58; reprinted in eds J. Laszlo, T. Bereczkei, C. Pleh, Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, 1(2003)1, 7-19.
“Altruists, Chumps, and Inconstant Pluralists,” Commentary on Sober and Wilson, Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior, for Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, November, 2002, vol LXV, No. 3, pp. 692-696.
“Does your brain use the images in it, and if so, how?” Commentary on Pylshyn, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 25, no. 2, April 2002, pp. 189-190.
“Gilbert Ryle’s last letter to Dennett,” The Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy, (Special Issue on The Philosophy of Gilbert Ryle) 7, 2002.
“A naturalistic perspective on intentionality. Interview with Daniel Dennett,” by Marco Mirolli, Mind & Society, 6, vol. 3, 2002, pp. 1-12.
“Reply to Clark,” Philososophy of Mental Representation, Hugh Clapin (ed.), Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2002, pp. 91-3, and “Brian Cantwell Smith on Evolution, Objectivity and Intentionality,” pp. 222-36.
“The Mythical Threat of Genetic Determinism,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2003, pp. B7-B9; reprinted in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004, ed. Steven Pinker, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston & New York, 2004, pp. 45-50.
“On failures of freedom and the fear of science,” Dædalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Winter, 2003, pp. 126-130.
“Look out for the Dirty Baby,” Peer Commentay on Baars, Journal of Consciousness Studies, The double life of B.F. Skinner, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2003), pp. 31-33.
“The Bright Stuff,” NYTimes.com, Editorials/Op-Ed
“Shame on Rea,” A reply to Michael C. Rea’s “Dennett’s Bright Idea,” (his response to “The Bright Stuff”).
“The Baldwin Effect: a Crane, not a Skyhook,” in eds. B.H. Weber and D.J. Depew, Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered, MIT Press, Bradford Books, 2003, pp. 60-79, and Postscript on the Baldwin Effect and Niche Construction, pp. 108-109.
"Who's On First? Heterophenomenology Explained," Journal of Consciousness Studies, Special Issue: Trusting the Subject? (Part 1),10, No.9-10, October 2003, pp.19-30; it also appears in A. Jack and A Roepstorff eds., Trusting the Subject? Volume 1, Imprint Academic Pubs., 2003, pp. 19-30.
“Zum Schutz der wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung des Bewutseins vor ideologischen Debatten” (Protecting Scientific Research on Consciousness from ideological debates), in Gene, Meme, und Gehirne, Suhrkamp Verlag Frankfurt am Main 2003, pp. 306-325.
“True Believers: the Intentional Strategy and Why it Works," translated into Polish in Przeglad Filozoficzno-literacki, n.4(6) 2003, pp. 87-109.
“Beyond beanbag semantics,” Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2003) 26:6, pp. 673-4.
“Forestalling a food fight over color,” Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2003) 26:6, pp. 788-9.
“Quinear Los Qualia,” “Quining Qualia,” translated into Spanish and published in eds. M. Ezcurdia and O. Hansberg, La naturaleza de la experiencia, Vol 1, Sensaciones, Universidad Nacional Autónoma De México, México, 2003, pp. 213-62.
“The Self as a Responding—and Responsible—Artifact,” Annals New York Academy of Sciences 1001: 39-50 (2003).
“Can Machines Think?” reprinted in Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker, C. Teuscher, Ed., pp. 295-316, includes Postscript (1985), “Eyes, Hands and History,” and Postscript (1997), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2004.
“Could there be a Darwinian Account of Human Creativity?” in Evolution, From Molecules to Ecosystems, eds. Andres Moya and Enrique Font, Oxford University Press.
“Explaining the ‘magic’ of consciousness,” in English and translated into Hungarian, Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, Hungary.
“How has Darwin’s theory of natural selection transformed our view of humanity’s place in the universe?” in LIFE: The Science of Biology, by Purves, Sadava, Orians and Heller, 7th edition, pub. Sinauer Associates/W.H. Freeman publishers, p.523; translated into Polish by Malgorzata Koraszewska and published online, December 2008.
“The Seed Salon,” a dialogue with E.O. Wilson in Seed magazine, No. 9, Spring 2004, pp. 60-65, 103-105.
Obituary for John Maynard Smith, in Biology and Philosophy.
"Consciousness" in R. L. Gregory, ed., The Oxford Companion to the Mind, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, pp. 209-11.
“What I Want to Be When I grow Up,” Curious Minds, How A Child Becomes A Scientist, ed. John Brockman, Pantheon Books, New York, pp. 219-25.
“Holding a mirror up to Dupré,” Commentary on John Dupré’s Human Nature and the Limits of Science, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. LXIX, No.2, September 2004, pp. 473-83.
“La vittoria di Deep Blue su Kasparov dimostra il successo dell’Intelligenza Artificiale?, un dibattito tra Hubert Dreyfus e Daniel Dennett,” “Did Deep Blue’s win over Kasparov prove that Artificial Intelligence has succeeded?, a debate between Hubert Dreyfus and Daniel Dennett,” in Constructions of the Mind: Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities, 4, 2 (1995); translated into Italian and published in Discipline Filosofiche, XIV (2), 2004, pp. 45-62; in S. Franchi, G. Guzeldere (eds.), Mechanical Bodies, Computational Minds. Artificial Intelligence from Automata to Cyborgs, M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, MA., pp. 264-279, 2005.
“’Epiphenomenal’ Qualia?” reprinted from Ch. 12 of Consciousness Explained, in There’s Something About Mary, Essays on Phenomenal Consciousness and Frank Jackson’s Knowledge Argument, P. Ludlow, Y. Nagasawa, D. Stoljar, eds., A Bradford book, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2004, pp. 59-68.
"Dennett’s Law of Needy Readers," from Edge.com What's your Law? 2004.
“Geography Lessons,” letter to the Editor, New York Times, Book Reviews, Sunday, February 20, 2005, Section 7, page 6, column 3.
“Dangerous Ideas: The Sophia Interview with Daniel C. Dennett,” Sophia, The University of Victoria Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, Volume VIII, 2005, pp. 1-8.
“Dennett’s Dangerous Ideas,” an interview by Julian Baggini in “The Intractables,” a special issue of the Philosopher’s magazine, Issue 30, 2nd quarter, 2005, pp. 52-56.
“Moral Issues of Human-Non-Human Primate Neural Grafting,” with M. Greene, R. Faden, et al, Science, Vol. 309, July 15, 2005, pp. 385-6.
“Show Me the Science,” The New York Times, Op-Ed, Sunday, August 28, 2005, p. 11.
Entry in Edge, The World Question Center, The Edge Annual Question: “What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?” 2005.
“Comparing apples to oranges: Who does the framing?” with Richard Griffin, Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2005) 28:5, p. 656.
“The Kitzmiller Decision,” by Dawkins, Dennett, Kurtz, Jones, Ridley, 2005.
“There aren’t enough minds to house the population explosion of memes,” Edge, The World Question Center , 2005.
“Natural Freedom,” Metaphilosophy, vol. 36, No. 4, July 2005, pp. 449-59.
“From Typo to Thinko: When Evolution Graduated to Semantic Norms,” S. Levinson & P. Jaisson (Eds.), Evolution and Culture, A Fyssen Foundation Symposium, A Bradford Book, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2006, pp. 133-45; translated by Mihailo Antovic into Serbian.
“Two Steps Closer on Consciousness,” Paul Churchland, Contemporary Philosophy in Focus, Brian L. Keeley (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp. 193-209.
“Common-Sense Religion,” The Chronicle Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 20, 2006, pp. B6-8.
“The Harsh Light of Science, Why a Scientific Study of Religion is Necessary,” SEED, Feb/Mar 2006, pp. 54-7.
An entry in What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Creativity, ed. John Brockman, Harper Perennial, 2006, pp. 124-7.
“The Selfish Gene As A Philosophical Essay,” Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think, A. Grafen, M. Ridley, eds., Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 101-15.
“The Hoax of Intelligent Design and How It Was Perpetrated,” Intelligent Thought: Science Versus The Intelligent Design Movement, ed. John Brockman, Vintage Books, 2006, pp. 33-49.
“Consciousness: How Much is that in Real Money?” translated into Slovak for Kritika & Kontext, No. 31, Záhada ľudského Vedomia On Consciousness, with an interview, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, pp. 80-7.
“Toward a Science of Volition,” with W. Prinz and N. Sebanz, in Disorders of Volition, eds. N. Sebanz and W. Prinz, A Bradford Book, MIT Press, 2006, pp. 1-16.
“Quining Qualia,” translated into German and reprinted in Thomas Metzinger, ed., Grundkurs Philosophie des Geistes, Band 1: Phänomenales Bewusstsein, 2006, Germany, pp. 205-50.
“Show Me the Science,” in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006, ed. Brian Greene, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, October 2006, pp. 39-45.
“Response to Daniel Levine,” Tikkun Magazine, November/December 2006, pp. 54-7.
“No Vegetables, Please,” Washington Post online, On Faith, November 14th, 2006.
“Thank Goodness Not God on Thanksgiving,” Washington Post online, On Faith, November 22nd, 2006.
“Thank Goodness!” published at http://edge.org, Nov 2006; reprinted in Freethought Today, December 2006, pp. 12-13; reprinted in Skeptical Inquirer, Volume 31, Issue 2, March/April 2007, pp. 42-3.
“The Gift of Perspective,” Washington Post online, On Faith, December 8th, 2007.
“Protecting Democracy Comes Before Promoting Faith,” Washington Post online, On Faith, December 13th, 2006.
“Not Yet The Majority But No Longer Silent,” Washington Post online, On Faith, December 30th, 2006.
“Daniel C. Dennett responds,” to Richard Sosis’ review of Breaking the Spell, in Free Inquiry, December 2006/January 2007, vol. 27, No. 1. p. 60.
“There Aren’t Enough Minds to House the Population Explosion of Memes,” What Is Your Dangerous Idea?, ed. J. Brockman, Simon & Schuster, 2006, pp. 191-8.
“A continuum of mindfulness,” D. Dennett & R. McKay, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 2006, pp. 353-4.
“Higher-order truths about chmess,” Topoi (2006) :39–41 DOI 10.1007/s11245-006-0005-2; ́ Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006
"How should we study religion?" The philosophers Daniel Dennett and Richard Swinburne debate the correct approach to the study of religion, Prospect Magazine, March 22nd, 2006.
"Heterophenomenology reconsidered," Phenom Cogn Sci, 6, 2007, pp. 247-70.
“Higher Games,” MIT Technology Review, August 15th, 2007.
“Atheism and Evolution,” ed. Michael Martin, The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 135-48; reprinted in Readings in Philosophy of Religion: Ancient to Contemporary, L. Zagzebski & T.D. Miller, eds., Wiley-Blackwell Publishers 2009, pp. 614-23.
“Relying on Faith Instead of Facts Brought Moral Calamity,” Washington Post online, On Faith, January 13, 2007.
“A Clever Robot,” Time Magazine, January 18th, 2007.
“’God’ or ‘Allah’?” Washington Post online, On Faith, January 26th, 2007.
Letter to the Editor, Times Literary Supplement, February 2, 2007, p. 17.
“Open Letter to H. Allen Orr,” Edge 202, February12th, 2007.
“Philosophy as Naive Anthropology: Comment on Bennett and Hacker,” in Neuroscience and Philosophy: Brain, Mind, and Language, ed. D. Robinson, Columbia University Press, New York, 2007, pp. 73-95; translated into German, Suhrkamp Verlag publishers, 2010.
“The God Delusion,” Letter to the Editor, The New York Review, March 1, 2007, p. 49.
“My body has a mind of its own,” in Distributed Cognition and the Will: Individual Volition and Social Context, eds. D. Ross, D. Spurrett, H. Kincaid, G.L. Stephens, MIT Press, A Bradford Book, 2007, pp. 93-100.
Letter to the Editor, London Review of Books, Vol. 29, No. 22, November 15th, 2007.
“What RoboMary Knows,” eds. T. Alter, S. Walter, Phenomenal Concepts and Phenomenal Knowledge, New Essays on Consciousness and Physicalism, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 15-31.
Introduction to What Are You Optimistic About? Today’s Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better, ed. John Brockman, Harper Perrennial, 2007, pp. xvii-xxii; also appears in The Wall Street Journal Online, January 25th, 2008.
Daniel Dennett and Kathleen Akins (2008) "Multiple drafts model," in Scholarpedia.org , 3(4):4321
“How to Protect Human Dignity from Science,” in Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by The President’s Council on Bioethics, March 2008, pp. 39-59; translated in Italian (“Come proteggere la dignità umana dalla scienza”) and reprinted in Fenomenologia e società, n.4, 2008, pp. 5-24.
“Commentary on Kraynak," in Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by The President’s Council on Bioethics, March 2008, pp. 83-8.xf
Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, Saturday, February 2, 2008, A16.
“Whole-Body Apoptosis,” in Artifact, July 2008, pp. 1-4; translated into Spanish for Literal: Latin American Voices, issue 25, Summer 2011, pp. 42-4.
“Fun and Games in Fantasyland,” commentary on Fodor, “Against Darwinism,” Mind and Language, Vol. 23, issue 1, 2008, pp. 25-31.
“Is religion a threat to rationality and science?” in eG Weekly, The London Guardian, April 22nd, 2008.
An entry in Philosophy of Computing and Information: 5 questions, ed. Luciano Floridi, Automatic Press, 2008, pp. 57-9.
Autobiographical Essay, Part 1, Philosophy Now, July/August 2008, pp. 22-6; Part 2, Issue 69, September/October 2008, pp. 21-5; Part 3, November/December 2008, pp. 24-5.
“Descartes’s Argument from Design,” The Journal of Philosophy, Volume CV, No. 7, July 2008, pp. 333-45.
“Astride the Two Cultures: a letter to Richard Powers, updated,” Intersections: Essays on Richard Powers, eds. S.J. Burn and P. Dempsey, Dalkey Archive Press, Champaign and London, 2008, pp. 151-60.
An entry in “The Years of Thinking Dangerously” New Scientist 20/27 December 2008, p 71.
Excerpts from Darwin’s Dangerous Idea and Consciousness Explained, in The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, Richard Dawkins, Ed., Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 254-8.
An entry in What Have You Changed Your Mind About? - The Book, HarperCollins (US); also online: http://www.edge.org/q2008/q08_index.html#dennett
“Trois questions à Daniel Dennett,” philosophie Magazine, Mensuel No. 24, Novembre 2008, p. 51.
“The Computational Perspective,” Science at the Edge: Conversations with the Leading Scientific Thinkers of Today, J. Brockman, ed., Union Square Press, NY, 2008, pp. 115-27.
“Some observations on the psychology of thinking about free will,” for Baer, Baumeister and Kaufmann, eds., Are We Free? Psychology and Free Will, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 248-260.
Griffin, R. & Dennett, D.C. (2008). "What does the study of autism tell us about the craft of folk psychology?" In T. Striano & V. Reid (Eds.) Social Cognition: Development, Neuroscience, and Autism (pp. 254-280). Wiley-Blackwell.
"This very exploration is changing everything," an entry in What will change everything? Edge.org, 2009.
An entry in Mind and Consciousness: 5 Questions, Patrick Grim, ed., Automatic Press, 2009, p 25-30.
“Intentional Systems Theory,” The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind, B. McLaughlin, A. Beckermann, S. Walter, eds., OUP, 2009, pp. 339-50; reprinted (in English and Spanish translation) in Inside: Arte e Ciência, Editora LxXL, 2009, pp. 58-81.
An entry in “For & Against: Is the theory of evolution compatible with divine creation?” BBCKnowledge, April 2009, issue 4, p. 65.
“Banishing “I” and “we” from accounts of metacognition,” with Bryce Huebner, BBS (2009) 32:2, pp. 148-9.
“Darwin’s ‘strange inversion of reasoning,’” PNAS, June 16, 2009, vol. 106, suppl. 1, 10061-5; reprinted in Saga, revista de estudiantes de filosofía, n. 20, Segundo semestre de 2009, pp. 9-18.
“Multiple drafts model,” The Oxford Companion to Consciousness, T. Bayne, A. Cleeremans, P. Wilken, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 452-4.
"Heterophenomenology" The Oxford Companion to Consciousness. by Tim Bayne, Axel Cleeremans and Patrick Wilken. Oxford University Press Inc. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Tufts University. 13 September 2012
“The Part of Cognitive Science That Is Philosophy,” Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 2009, pp. 231-6.
“The Cultural Evolution of Words and Other Thinking Tools,” Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, published online ( http://symposium.cshlp.org/content/early/2009/08/16/sqb.2009.74.008),August 17, 2009.
“The Evolution of Misbelief,” with Ryan T. McKay, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 2009, pp. 493-561.
Letter to the Editor, New York Times Sunday book review section, October 25th, 2009, online at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/books/review/Letters-t-THEFACTOFEVO_LETTERS.html.
“The Evolution of Culture,” Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context, S.J. Dick and M.L. Lupisella, eds., NASA U.S. Government Printing Office, 2009, pp. 125-43.
“Two Black Boxes: A Fable,” reprinted from Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Simon & Schuster publishers, 1995, pp. 412-18, in Activitas Nervosa Superior 2009; 52:2, 81-84.
Biographical sketch of Richard Dawkins, in Evolution: The First Four Billion Years, M. Ruse and J. Travis, eds., The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 2009, pp. 512-3.
“What is it like to be a robot?” book review of David McFarland, Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs, in BioScience, Volume 59, issue 8, September 2009, pp. 707-9.
“Multi-use and constraints from original use,” Justin A. Jungé and Daniel C. Dennett, Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2010), volume 33, issue 04, pp. 277-8, Commentary on Michael L. Anderson, “Neural reuse: A fundamental organizational principle of the brain,” pp. 245-66.
“The Unbelievable Truth: Why America has become a nation of religious know-nothings,” in New York Daily News, October 3rd, 2010.
Introduction to This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape The Future, J. Brockman, ed., Harper Perennial, 2010, pp. xxii-xxiii.
“Preachers Who Are Not Believers,” with Linda LaScola, Evolutionary Psychology, Vol. 8, Issue 1, March, 2010, pp. 122-50.
Foreword to The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life, by Paul Seabright, Princeton University Press, 2010, pp. xi-xiv.
“Who’s Still Afraid of Determinism? Rethinking Causes and Possibilities,” Christopher Taylor and Daniel Dennett, for Kane, ed., The Free Will Handbook, OUP
“Evolutionary Philosophy,” a conversation with Edward O. Wilson, in Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science and Society, ed. Adam Bly, Harper Perrennial, NY, 2010, pp. 1-21.
“The Pastor’s Secret: What happens when preachers don’t believe?” Tufts Magazine, fall 2010, pp. 16-19.
“Homunculi Rule,” reflections on Darwinian populations and natural selection by Peter Godfrey Smith, in Biology and Philosophy, 2010.
Entry in Atoms & Eden: Conversations on Religion & Science, S. Paulson, ed., Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 158-72.
“Bright star of the atheist universe,” interviewed by Arminta Wallace in irishtimes.com, 2/3/2011.
“Power corrupts,” in John Brockman, ed., Is the internet changing the way you think? Harper Perrennial, 2011, pp. 33-4.
“My brain made me do it,” (When neuroscientists think they can do philosophy), Max Weber Lecture Series, European University Institute, Florence, Lecture No. 2011/01, pp. 1-14.
“Consciousness cannot be separated from function,” with Michael A. Cohen, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, August 2011, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 358-64.
“Shall we tango? No, but thanks for asking,” Journal of Consciousness Studies, Consciousness and Life: Commentaries on Evan Thompson, Mind in Life, with replies, Vol. 18, No. 5-6, 2011, pp. 23-34.
An answer to the question “Why don’t you believe in God?” New Statesman, 25 July, 2011, p. 36.
“A lesson from Hitch: When Rudeness is Called for,” On Faith article for the Washington Post, December 18th, 2011
“The social cell: What do debutante balls, the Japanese tea ceremony, Ponzi schemes and doubting clergy all have in common?” in New Statesman, December 19th, 2011; translated into Hebrew for Humanist online magazine, June 9th, 2016.
“Quine in my life,” American Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 48, number 3, July 2011, pp. 305-11.
On the Human Forum, “Whole-Body Apoptosis and the Meanings of Lives” with comments and replies in an online forum, December 2011.
“Homunculi rule: Reﬂections on Darwinian populations and natural selection by Peter Godfrey Smith, Oxford University Press, 2009, Biology and Philosophy, Vol. 26, No. 4, July 2011, pp. 475-88.
“Cycles,” an essay in response to the question, "What Scientific Concept Would Improve Everybody's Cognitive Toolkit?", in Edge.org, then published in John Brockman, ed., This Will Make You Smarter, New York: Harper Torchbook, 2011 .
“How to Save the Global Economy: Take a Vacation,” Foreign Policy, The Economy Issue, January 11, 2012 (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/03/13_take_a_vacation)
“Ye of Little Faith,” letter to the Editor, Harper’s Magazine, February 2012, p. 4-5
“Response to Fahrenfort and Lamme: defining reportability, accessibility and sufficiency in conscious awareness,” Michael A. Cohen and Daniel C. Dennett, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, March 2012, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 139-40.
“Sakes and dints,” Commentary in Times Literary Supplement, March 2, 2012, pp. 12-14.
“The Mystery of David Chalmers,” Journal of Consciousnes Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1-2 (2012), pp. 86-95.
Contribution to Edge.org Discussion, reply to Steven Pinker's essay, "The False Allure of Group Selection," June 18, 2012.
“’A Perfect and Beautiful Machine’: What Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Reveals About Artificial Intelligence,” The Atlantic, June 22nd, 2012.
Entry in Breakthrough! A. Cornell, ed., Princeton Architectural Press, 2012.
Letter to Philosophy Now, September/October 2012, p. 34.
review of Against Moral Responsibility by Bruce Waller, MIT Press 2011, in naturalism.org, October 2012; Dennett's rejoinder to Clark's response to the review can be found there too.
“Erasmus: Sometimes a Spin Doctor is Right,” Praemium Erasmianum Essay 2012, Essay written for the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation on the occasion of the award of the Erasmus Prisze, Amsterdam, November 2012
"The sleep of reason: do atheists improve the stock?" Ryan McKay and Daniel Dennett, Religion, Brain & Behavior, 2012, pp. 78-80.
Letter to Prospect Magazine, December 2012, p. 14.
Introduction to Bertrand Russell's The Conquest of Happiness, reissued by Liveright Publishing, 2013, pp. ?.
“Kinds of Things—Towards a Bestiary of the Manifest Image,” Scientific Metaphysics, D.Ross, J. Ladyman and H. Kincaid, eds., Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 96-107.
Letter to Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 37, No. 1, January/February 2013, p. 16.
“Why Some Sea Turtles Migrate,” in This Explains Everything, ed. John Brockman, 2013, Edge Foundation, Inc., pp. 129-30.
“Talk about the weather,” in New Statesman, 31 May – 6 June, pp. 26-7.
"Turing’s Strange Inversion of Reasoning,” Cybertalk, Alan Turing Centenary Year Commemorative Edition, Issue #3, September 2013, pp. 35-8.
"Expecting ourselves to expect: The Bayesian brain as a projector," commentary on Clark "Whatever Next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, pp209-10, BBS (2013) 36, 181–253.
"Turing's 'Strange Inversion of Reasoning,'" Alan Turing: His Work and Impact, S. B. Cooper, J. van Leeuwen eds., Elsevier, 2013, pp. 569-573; translated into Portugese, 2016.
"The normal, well-tempered mind," in Thinking, ed. John Brockman, Harper Perennial, 2013, pp. 1-18.
"Dennett on Wieseltier v. Pinker in the New Republic," Edge.org, September 10, 2013.
Foreword to Millikan and Her Critics, eds. D. Ryder, J. Kingsbury, K Williford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp. ix-xii.
"What Is Dreaming for, If Anything?" in Dream Consciousness: Alan Hobson's New Approach to the Brain and Its Mind, ed. N. Tranquillo, Springer, 2014, pp. 113-17 and (Alan Hobson's comment) 251-6.
"Living without the internet for a couple of weeks," in What Should We Be Worried About? ed. John Brockman, Harper Perennial, 2014, pp. 14-16.
"Commentary on Kamphorst and Kalis" in Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 76/2014, p. 583. This paper is a response to "Lectur en repliek - Erasmus: Sometimes a Spin Doctor is Right - Why Having One's Rationality Openly Exploited Might Be Considered Manipulation,"" by Bart Kamphorst and Annemarie Kalis (Utrecht), Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 76/2014, p. 579-82.
"The Software/Wetware Distinction: Comment on “Unifying approaches from cognitive neuroscience and comparative cognition” by W Tecumseh Fitch," Physics of Life Reviews, 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2014.05.009.
"Artifactual Selves: a Response to Lynn Rudder Baker," Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences, March 2014, DOI 10.1007/s11097-014-9359-x.
"The Evolution of Reasons," in Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and Its Implications, eds. B. Bashour and H.D. Muller, Routledge, 2014, pp. 47-62.
"Reflections on Free Will, Review of Sam Harris' Free Will, Free Press, 2012, online at www.naturalism.org, January 2014.
Foreword to Richard Rorty: Mind, Language, and Metaphilosophy, eds. J. Tartaglia and S. Leach, Cambridge University Press, 2014, p. vii.
"If I Ruled the World," Prospect Magazine,February 2014.
"Seduced by Tradition," in Moral Psychology: Free Will and Moral Responsibility, ed. W. Sinnott-Armstrong, MIT Press, 2014, pp. 75-80.
"What is the ontological status of the mind?" an entry in Gavagai Philosophy Journal, periodiko 135 teliko 1, 2015, p. 208.
Foreword to Content and Consciousness Revisited, eds. C. Muñoz-Suárez and F. De Brigard, Springer, 2015, pp. v-x.
"Not Just a Fine Trip Down Memory Lane: Comments on the Essays on Content and Consciousness," Chapter 11, Content and Consciousness Revisited, eds. C. Muñoz-Suárez and F. De Brigard, Springer, 2015, pp. 199-220.
Preface to the New Edition of Elbow Room, MIT Press, 2015, pp. ix-xii.
"Which Contemporary Habits Will Be Most Unthinkable 100 Years From Now,?" The Atlantic, June 2015 issue.
"My Year at CASBS," The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University online newsletter, February 2015.
"What Neuroscience will tell us about Moral Responsibility" for Rome Parliament discussion, January 2015, forthcoming publication.
"Secularists: We're Fine Without God, Thanks," letter to the editor, The New York Times, February 5th, 2015.
Foreword to Life Driven Purpose by Dan Barker, Pitchstone Publishing, Durham, NC, 2015, pp. 11-14.
"Our Transparent Future: No secret is safe in the digital age. The implications for our institutions are downright Darwinian," with Deb Roy, Scientific American, March 2015, Volume 312, Issue 3, pp. 32-27.
"Why the Future of Religion is Bleak," The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2015.
"The singularity--an urban legend?" What to think about machines that think, ed. John Brockman, Harper Collins, 2015, pp. 85-88.
"The Friar's Fringe of Consciousness," Structures in the mind: essays on language, music, and cognition in honor of Ray Jackendoff, eds. I. Toivonen, P. Csuri, E. Van Der Zee, 2015, pp. 371-8.
"Why and How Does Consciousness Seem the Way it Seems?" In T. Metzinger & J.M. Windt (Eds). Open MIND: 10(T). Frankfurt am Main: MIND Group. doi: 10.15502/9783958570245.
"How our Belief in Qualia Evolved, and Why We Care so much - A Reply to David H. Baßler." In T. Metzinger & J. M. Windt (Eds). Open MIND: 10(R). Frankfurt am Main: MIND Group. doi: 10.15502/9783958570665.
"A Vision of Life, in Molecular Detail," with N. Renedo and P. Forber, commentary on Dawkins "This is my Vision of Life," on Edge.org, April 2015.
Letter to the Editor, Times Literary Supplement, No. 5927, November 4th, 2016, p. 6.
"Authority and Skepticism," Skeptical Inquirer, September/October 2016, Vol. 40, No. 5, 40th Anniversary Issue, p. 54.
Afterword for Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion 10th anniversary edition, Penguin Random House, 2016, pp. 421-6.
"What is the Bandwidth of Perceptual Experience?" with Michael Cohen and Nancy Kanwisher, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, May 2016, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 324-35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2016.03.006.
"What to Do While Religions Evolve before Our Very Eyes," The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 273-82.
"Donald Trump: reflections on the chaos," Times Literary Supplement online, November 10, 2016.
"Illusionism as the Obvious Default Theory of Consciousness," Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23, No. 11–12, 2016, pp. 65–72.
"Why did HAL commit murder? (Part 3 and Final)," AIQS News, 75, December 2016, pp. 39-43.
"Truth and Transparency," Commencement Address to the 2017 Graduating class of Trinity College, May 21st, 2017.
"Fake News Isn’t The Greatest Threat To Democracy. Total Transparency Is." Huffington Post, March 31st, 2017.
"Darwin and the Overdue Demise of Essentialism," in D.L. Smith (ed.) How Biology Shapes Philosophy: New Foundations for Naturalism, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp. 9-22.
"Philosophy as the Las Vegas of Rational Inquiry," for Free Inquiry magazine special issue, forthcoming.
"Jonathan Bennett's Rationality," in E. Schliesser (ed.) Ten Neglected Classics, Oxford University Press, pp. 256-71.
Interview by William Uzgalis at the APA in Boston, December 29th, 2004, Minds and Machines, vol. 16, 2006, pp. 7-19.
Interview in Evolutionary Theory: 5 Questions, G. Oftedal, J. Friis, P. Rossel and M.S. Norup, eds., Automatic Press, 2009, pp. 16-21.
An interview and biographical sketch in Les Nouveaux Psys, Catherine Meyer, ed., edition des Arènes, 2008, pp. 591-613.
Interviewed in El Pais Digital, 3/26/2010, http://www.elpais.com.uy/Suple/Cultural/10/03/26/cultural_478190.asp
Interview in The Boston Globe, April 11th, 2010, http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/04/11/the_unbelievers/?page=1
Interviewed by Devon Jackson in Santa Fean, April/May 2010, pp. 17-18.
Interviewed in New Humanist, Q&A section, May/June 2010, p. 29.
Interviewed in Polityka a weekly magazine published in Poland, June 2010, pp. 28-32.
Interviewed in the philosophers’ magazine, by Julian Baggini, issue 48, 1st quarter 2010, pp. 60-5.
Interviewed by John Shook in Free Inquiry, April/May 2012, pp. 7-9.
Interviewed by Javier Guillenea in El Diario Vasco, June 10, 2012, pp. 8-9.
Interviewed by Deborah Hyde in The Skeptic, Autumn 2012, pp. 27-9.
Interviewed by Nick Spencer, in Third Way, Jul/Aug 2013, pp. 2-7.
Interviewed for A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy and Meaning in a World Without God, forthcoming in 2014.
An interview in Science and Religion: 5 Questions, ed. Gregg D. Caruso, Automatic Press, 2014, pp. 55-8.
Interviewed at BIG THINK, New York City, February 7th, 2017.
of A. G. Cairns-Smith, Evolving the Mind: on the nature of matter and the origin of consciousness, Nature, vol. 381, 6 June 1996, pp. 486-6.
of Thomas Nagel, Other Minds: Critical Essays, 1969-1994, Journal of Philosophy, vol. XCIII, no. 8, Aug 1996, pp. 425-28.
of Douglas Hofstadter & F.A.R.G, Fluid Concepts And Creative Analogies, for Complexity Journal, vol. 1, no. 6, 1995/96, pp. 9-12.
of Walter Burkert, Creation of the Sacred: Tracks of Biology in Early Religions, “Appraising Grace: what evolutionary good is God?,” The Sciences, Jan/Feb 1997 pp 39-44; reprinted in expanded form in Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 10/1 (1998).
of John Haugeland: Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind, for The Journal of Philosophy, Volume XCVI, Number 8, August, 1999, 430-35.
of Eytan Avital and Eva Jablonka, Animal Traditions: Behavioural Inheritance in Evolution, Cambridge University Press, 2000, in Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 332-4, March, 2002.
of Daniel Wegner, Making Ourselves at Home in Our Machines: The Illusion of Conscious Will, MIT Press, 2002, in Journal of Mathematical Psychology 47 (2003) 101-104.
of Radiant Cool (MIT Press) by Dan Lloyd and Love and Other Games of Chance (Penguin) by Lee Siegel for Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year, December 5, 2003, p. 9.
of Kim Sterelny, Thought in a hostile world: the evolution of human cognition, “An evolutionary perspective on cognition: through a glass lightly,” in Stud. Hist. Phil. Biol. & Biomed. Sci., Elsevier, 35 (2004) 721-7.
of Nicholas Humphrey, “Seeing Red: A Study in Consciousness, “A daring reconnaissance of red territory,”, Brain (2007), 130, 592-5.
of Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, in Free Inquiry, “Off Come the Gloves,”, Dec 2006/Jan 2007, vol 27, No. 1, pp. 64-6.
of Owen Flanagan, The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World, in The Philosophical Review, volume 118, Number 3, July 2009, pp. 402-6.
of The Anatomy of Violence: The biological roots of crime, by Adrian Raine, in Prospect, May 3rd, 2013, pp. 64-8.
of Terrence Deacon’s Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged From Matter, in The Quarterly Review of Biology, vol. 88, No. 4, December 2013, pp. 321-4.
Lecture (no title) at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference, Monterey, CA, February 20-23, 2002
“The relationshiop of truth and experience,” EPA symposium, March 8, 2002
“Explaining the 'Magic' of Consciousness,” University of Western Australia, Perth, April 3, 2002.
“Human and evolutionary engineering: similarities and differences,” Symposium: The Philosophical Bases of Biological Thought, at Tufts University, April 16, 2002.
“The 'magic' of consciousness-and how to explain it,” Research Seminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, Psychology 3340r., Harvard University, April 18, 2002
“Human and evolutionary engineering: similarities and differences,” Symposium: The Philosophical Bases of Biological Thought, 150th Anniversary Celebration, Tufts University, April 21, 2002
“Can there be a 'first-person' science of consciousness?” Bowdoin College, April 23, 2002.
“Problems with imagining consciousness,” Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Distinguished Lecture, Woods Hole, MA, May 2, 2002.
“Explaining the 'magic' of consciousness,“ and responses to 9 papers on Dennett's philosophy, Muensteraner Vorlesungen zur Philosophie, Muenster, Germany, May 28&29;, 2002.
“On interactions between genetic and cultural evolution,” Conference of the Association of Students in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, Friday, May 31, 2002.
“Explaining the 'magic' of consciousness,“ Institute for Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, June 8, 2002, and the New Bulgarian University Institute for Cognitive Science, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 15, 2002.
“Darwinian approaches to cultural evolution,” the New Bulgarian University Institute for Cognitive Science, Sofia, Bulgaria, June 15, 2002.
“Evolution in animal culture and human culture,” Collegium Budapest, June 18, 2002.
“Explaining the 'magic' of consciousness,” inaugural lecture, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, June 19, 2002.
“Building up to Intentionality,” Intentionality: Past and Future Conference, Miskolc, Hungary, June 22, 2002.
“The Self as a Responding--and Responsible--Artifact,” Conference on “The Self: From Soul to Brain,” The New York Academy of Sciences Conference, Saturday, September 28, 2002.
“The Cartesian Theater and Conscious Volition,” Philosophy & Neuroscience Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, October 17-20, 2002.
“A third person approach to consciousness,” “Explaining the magic of consciousness,” “Are Qualia what make life worth living?” “What Mary the Robot Knows,” “When—and where—do we decide?” “Consciousness as Fame in the Brain” The Daewoo Lectures, Seoul, South Korea, November 2-16, 2002.
Boston College Psychology Colloquium, “Explaining the ‘Magic’ of Consciousness,” December 4, 2002.
“Human & Evolutionary Engineering: Some Similarities and Differences,” Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics, Wednesday, February 12, 2003.
“Freedom Evolves,” Skeptics Society, Caltech, Sunday February 23, 2003.
“Avoiding Catastrophes in Deterministic Universes,” University of Southern California, Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems, Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 2003.
“Explaining the ‘magic’ of consciousness,” TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) Conference, Monterey, CA, February 28, 2003.
“Freedom Evolves,” Philadelphia Free Public Library, Philadelphia, PA, March 6, 2003.
“Explaining the ‘magic’ of consciousness,” Tufts Campus Visit, Undergraduate Experience, Tufts University, March 7, 2003
“Problems and Prospects for Memes in Explanations of Human Culture,” Culture and Cognition/ Evolution and Human Adaptation Lecture Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 14, 2003.
“Avoiding Catastrophes in Deterministic Universes,” one of the Santa Fe Institute Public Lecture Series lectures, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 16, 2003.
“Explaining the ‘magic’ of consciousness,” Spencer-Leavitt lecture at Union College in Schenectady, April 30, 2003.
Teleconference with Prof. Dale Turner and his class, in CA, May 29, 2003
Keynote Address, ASSC(Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness), Memphis, June 2, 2003
Seattle: Adventures of the Mind, June 5-7
“Real Consciousness, Real Freedom and ‘Real Magic’” Seymour Ricklin Lecture at Wayne State University, Sept. 26, 2003.
“Real Consciousness, Real Freedom and ‘Real Magic’” Prince Edward Island, Oct 2-4, 2003
“Real Consciousness, Real Freedom and ‘Real Magic’” IV Meeting Italian American Philosophy, Rome, Oct 7, 2003.
“’Is’ and ‘Ought’ – a Conference Overview,” The Place of Value in a World of Facts, a Public Conference, CPNSS, London School of Economics, Oct 10, 2003.
“Imagining color: what RoboMary Knows” Duke University, October 17, 2003.
“Rational avoidance in a deterministic world,” Rational Choice Workshop for faculty, University of Chicago, October 28, 2003.
“The Fantasy of a First Person Science of Consciousness,” The Yale Perlis Lecture Series, Yale University, Nov. 13, 2003.
Irsee, Bavaria, Disorders of Volition, Dec 11-13, 2003, Closing overview
“Consciousness: more like fame than television,” at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, January 16, 2004
“Explaining the ‘magic’ of Consciousness” at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, January 16, 2004
“Freedom Evolves,” CSS Distinguished Lecture Series talk at Simon Fraser University, January 19, 2004
“Explaining the ‘magic’ of Consciousness,” Hampshire College, February 25, 2004.
“Explaining the ‘magic’ of Consciousness,” Hartwick College, February 26, 2004.
“The Far Side of the Self: And then what happens?” The Brain and Its Self: The New Frontier of Neuroscience Conference, Washington University, St Louis, April 2, 2004
“Qualia Questioned: Once More With Feeling” Keynote Address, Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, Tucson, April 11, 2004
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“Philosophers, Zombies, and Feelings: The illusions of ‘first-person’ approaches to consciousness” “Petrus Hispanus Lectures”, Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa, July 8, 2004
“Rational Avoidance in a Deterministic World” (themes from my recent book, Freedom Evolves), “Petrus Hispanus Lectures”, Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa, July 8, 2004
“Philosopher’s, Zombies, and Feelings: The illusions of ‘first-person’ approaches to a science of consciousness,” “Evolution, language and cognition” workshop, International University Menendez y Pelayo and the Barcelona Municipality) 2004
“Freedom Evolves,” public lecture, jointly sponsored by the Berkeley Philosophy Department, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Center and the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, September 16, 2004
“The Personal Level and the Decomposition of Qualia,” at Berkeley (ICBS), September 17, 2004
“The self and intentional action,” Festschrift in honor of Prof. John C. Marshall, Somerville College, Oxford, Sept 24th, 2004
“My body has a mind of its own” Wilder Penfield Lecture, McGill University, November 18, 2004
“Computers as Tools for Philosophers,” APA Barwize Prize Award Lecture, Boston, December 27-30, 2004
EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) lecture to the Science & Society Committee, Heidelberg, Germany, March 11, 2005
“Explaining the ‘Magic’ of Consciousness,” Ireland Public Lecture, Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, March 15, 2005
“My body has a mind of its own,” 2nd Mind and World Conference, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, March 19, 2005
“What Explanatory Gap?” Nikola Grahek Memorial Conference, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, April 3, 2005
“Philosophers, Zombies, and Feelings: The illusions of ‘first-person’ approaches to consciousness,” Harvard review of Philosophy lecture, April 8, 2005
“Religion as a natural phenomenon,” NEI William D. Hamilton Lecture, University of New England, Portland, Maine, April 29, 2005
“Darwin, Meaning and Truth,” Quincentenary Lecture, Christ’s College, Cambridge, England, May 18th, 2005
“Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Cambridge University Atheist & Agnostic Society (CUAAS), England, May 19th, 2005.
“Freedom Evolves,” School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, May 24th, 2005
“Religion as a natural phenomenon,” School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, May 26th, 2005
“Religion as a natural phenomenon,” Castine Unitarian Church, On the Common, Castine, Maine, Sunday, July 31, 2005
“What Do We Think With?” International Conference on Thought, Language and Action, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Philosophy Dept., Bogota, Colombia, Aug 30-Sept 5, 2005
“Evolution, Freedom and Society,” First World Conference on the Future of Science, Venice, Italy, Sept. 21-23, 2005
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” IDEAS Boston, October 7, 2005
“Explaining the ‘Magic’ of Consciousness,” Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, Oct 27, 2005
“Why is Darwin’s Idea Dangerous?” Colgate University Science Colloquium Lecture, Hamilton, NY, Oct 28, 2005
“Determinism, Freedom and Society,” Distinguished Speaker, The Gordon Institute, Tufts University, Nov 2, 2005
“How could the brain be the seat of consciousness?” Cognitive Science Dept, University of Delaware, Friday, Nov 11, 2005
“Darwin, Meaning, Truth and Morality,” David Norton Memorial Lecture, University of Delaware, Friday, Nov 11, 2005
“When should we ask ‘what is it like’ to be an animal?” ESF Exploratory Workshop, Centre International de Rencontres, Marseille, France, Dec 9, 2005
“Are we explaining consciousness yet?” “Breaking the Spell,” and “Freedom Evolves,” Realizing Life to the Fullest: Skeptics and Secular Humanist Cruise, San Diego to Mexico, December 10-17, 2005
“Philosophy as Naïve Anthropology: Comment on Bennett and Hacker,” American Philosophical Association Meeting, New York, Dec 28, 2005.
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” (TAM4) Randi Conference, “Science in Politics and the Politics of Science”, Las Vegas, January 28th, 2006
Participant, panel honoring Marcel Kinsbourne, International Neuropsychological Society, 34th Annual Meeting, Boston Marriot Copley Place Hotel, February 2, 2006
“Breaking the Spell,” Culture and Cognition program at Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 3rd, 2006.
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Columbia University, February 13, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Politics and Prose, Washington, (broadcast later on C-Span Book TV), February 14, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Fermilab, Batavia, IL, February 15, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Seminary Coop Bookstore, University of Chicago, February 16, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA, February 20, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Free Library of Philadelphia, February 21, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” TED, Monterey, CA, February 22-5, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Skeptics Society, Caltech, February 26, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle, February 27, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Reed College, Portland, OR, March 1, 2006
“Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness,” History & Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science Colloquium, University of Indiana, March 6, 2006
“Freedom Evolves—A Dangerous Idea?” Patten Lecture at the University of Indiana, March 7, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Patten Lecture, University of Indiana, March 9, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Royal Society of Arts Lecture, London, March 13, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Playfair Lecture, Edinburgh, March 14, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Bristol, UK, March 15, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” London School of Economics, March 16, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Cambridge University, UK, March 17, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” St. Andrews, UK, March 18, 2006
“Looking under the hood: what do we find when we “reverse engineer” religions?” Rutgers University Class of 1970 Lecture, March 30, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” public lecture, sponsored by the Center for Naturalism, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, and the Harvard Secular Society, at the Harvard Science Center, April 4, 2006
“Darwin, Meaning & Truth: Examining the Evolution and Future of Human Religions (Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon)” Duke University, Provost’s Lecture Series 2006, Science, Religion and Evolution, April 6, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” guest lecturer at Florida State University, Tallahassee, April 7, 2006
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” First Dean’s Forum, Tufts University, April 10, 2006
A discussion re: “What I Believe but Cannot Prove,” Harvard Bookstore, Harvard University, April 12, 2006
“Computers as Prostheses for the Imagination,” Computers & Philosophy, an International Conference, Laval, France, May 3rd, 2006
“Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” keynote speaker at Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference (HBES), “Teaching Science in the 21st Century,” University of Pennsylvania Psychology Department, June 10th, 2006
“How could the brain be the seat of consciousness?” The 1st Chandaria Lecture, University of London, June 22nd, 2006
“Consciousness: How Science Changes the Subject,” Presidential Address, Scientific Study of Consciousness Meeting, Oxford, June 23rd, 2006
“An evolutionary perspective on religions,” Summer Hard Problem Program of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA, July 14, 2006
“The domestication of the wild memes of religion,” The 2nd World Conference on the Future of Science, Venice, Italy, September 23rd, 2006
“Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” PordenoneLegge, Pordenone, Italy, September 24th, 2006
“The Excellent Adventure of Hubert, Yorick and Dennett,” 40th Carolina Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Raleigh, October 7th, 2006
“The Domestication of Wild Religions: How Reflection Drove the Adaptations,” International Conference on the Evolution of Religion, Waianae, Hawaii, January 6th, 2007
“Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” 4th Darwin Day celebration: “Darwin geologo e l’evoluzione della Terra,” Milan, Italy, February 8th, 2007
“The Evolution of Religion,” The Future of Atheism: A Dialogue, University of New Orleans, February 23rd, 2007
“Domesticating the Wild Memes of Religion,” Greer-Heard Forum, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, February, 23rd, 2007
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” National Film Board and Université de Montreal, March 1, 2007.
“How could the Brain be the Seat of Consciousness?” CAS/Millercomm Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, March 29th, 2007
“Domesticating the Wild Memes of Religion,” Annual Philosophy Public Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, March 30th, 2007
“Domesticating the Wild Memes of Religion,” The Colorado Tufts Alliance, Boulder, April 1st, 2007
“Meaning and Morality: Darwin’s ‘strange inversion of reasoning,’” Rochester Institute of Technology, Caroline Werner Gannett Lecture Series, Rochester, NY, April 10th, 2007
“From Animal to Person: The Evolution of Human Culture,” Great Minds at Work Conference, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, April 20th, 2007
“Free will and determinism,” Lund University, Copenhagen, May 8th, 2007
“Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” The Danish Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Copenhagen, May 10th, 2007
“Varieties of Content,” “Concepts: Content and Constitution, A symposium,” University of Copenhagen, Amager, May 12th, 2007
Commencement address, McGill Convocation Ceremony, Montreal, May 28th, 2007
“From Animal to Person: the Evolution of Culture,” Montreal Neurological Institute, May 28th, 2007
“If the brain is the mind, can we have free will?” Eddy Lecture, Colorado State University, September 26th, 2007
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Eddy Lecture, Colorado State University, September 26th, 2007
“Good Reasons to ‘Believe’ in God,” Keynote address at Atheist Alliance International Convention, September 29th, 2007
Opening remarks at the World Congress in China, October 13th, 2007
Moderator at meeting, World Congress in China, October 15th, 2007
“Genetic determinism, neuroscience, and free will,” Social Issues Roundtable, Society for Neuroscience, La Jolla, Ca, November 6th, 2007
“Whole-Body Apoptosis and the Meanings of Lives,” Autonomy, Singularity, Creativity, The Human & The Humanities Conference, Duke University, November 10, 2007
“The evolution of evitability: what is determined is not inevitable,” Five College Faculty Seminar, Amherst College, December 6th, 2007
“Breaking the Spell,” at PEN, January 31, 2008
“The Evolution of Evitability: How we came to have free will and responsibility,” University of California, Santa Barbara, February 4th, 2008
A series of seminars on “Human intelligence with no skyhooks allowed: How our minds are the products–and producers–of multi-level evolutionary processes,” University of California, Santa Barbara, February-March, 2008
"From Animal to Person: how cultural evolution furnishes our minds with thinking tools,” Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, March 7th, 2008
"Darwin, Reason and Creativity," Macalester College, Philadelphia, April 1st, 2008
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Minnesota State University Mankato, April 3rd, 2008
“The Evolution of Evitability: How we came to have free will and responsibility,” Minnesota State University Mankato, April 4th, 2008
“From Animal to Person: How Cultural Evolution Builds our Minds,” Pennsylvania State, April 15th, 2008
“From Animal to Person: How Cultural Evolution Builds our Minds,” University of Pennsylvania, April 16th , 2008
"Religion is the greatest threat to rationality and scientific progress that we face," debate with Lord Winston, AGORA, Guardian, London, April 22nd, 2008
A talk at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences, April 23rd, 2008
A talk at the Amsterdam Psychiatric Hospital, April 24th, 2008
“From Animal to Person: the role of culture in human evolution,” Cognitive Science and Language Interdisciplinary Master, Barcelona, April 25th, 2008
“Innovation versus Evolution,” with Jorge Wagensberg, Dialogue Series hosted by the Foundation “la Caixa” at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum, Barcelona, April 29th, 2008
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Newton South Lecture Series, Newton Community Education, Newton, MA, May 8th, 2008
“How Mindless Algorithms Build Minds,” Keynote Lecture, The Human Algorithm: What Do Our Minds Compute? Dartmouth College, May 9th, 2008
“Science of Morality,” World Science Festival Summit, Columbia University, New York, May 29th, 2008
“What It Means To Be Human,” World Science Festival Summit, May 31st, 2008
“From Animal to Person,” Mind and Societies public conference, Universitè de Quebéc à Montréal Summer School, Montreal, June 27th, 2008
“The Hurley Model of Humour—An Introduction,” Music, Language and Mind Conference, Tufts University, July 11th, 2008
“From Animal to Person: How Cultural Evolution Builds Human Minds,” The Potter Memorial Lectureship and the Philip C. Holland Lectureship, Washington State University, WA, September 11th, 2008
“Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Seattle Tufts Alliance Lecture, September 12th, 2008
“Evolution and the Mind,” International VIB Ph.D. Student Symposium, Belgium, September 18-19, 2008
“Multiple Drafts Model,” Antwerp, September 19th, 2008
“Can we really close the Cartesian Theater?” The 2nd Vienna Conference on Consciousness, September 26th, 2008
A public talk on ‘Darwin,’ University of Connecticut, October 2nd, 2008
“Darwin and the Evolution of Reasons,” and Emperor Has No Clothes Award recipient, Freedom from Religion Foundation, Chicago, October 13th, 2008
“What is consciousness?” Science Festival BergamoScienza, Bergamo, Italy, October 17th, 2008
“Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,” Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany, October 18th, 2008
“Darwin and the Evolution of Reasons,” Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern Lecture, October 30th, 2008
Lecturer at American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 2nd, 2009
Panelist, One Nation Under God? The Role of Religion in American Public Life, Boston College, Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
“The Evolution of ‘Why’ as the Key to Free Will,” Stanford Presidential Lecture, Stanford University, January 12th, 2009
“Darwin’s Strange Inversion of Reasoning,” Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, January 13th, 2009
“Darwin’s Strange Inversion of Reasoning,” In the Light of Evolution: Two Centuries of Darwin, Distinctive Voices @ Beckman – National Academies, Irvine, CA, January 15th, 2009
“Religion as a ‘natural’ phenomenon,” Public lecture at Dartmouth, January 20th, 2009
“Darwin’s ‘Strange inversion of reasoning,’” TED Conference, Long Beach, CA, February 6th, 2009
“Darwin and the Evolution of Reasons,” Carleton University Cognitive Science Department, Darwin Week 2009, Ottawa, February 9th, 2009
“Darwin and the Evolution of Reasons,” Framingham State, February 12th, 2009
“The Evolution of Reasons,” University of Arizona, February 16th, 2009
“The Evolution of Words and Other Memes,” University of Arizona EEB Seminar, February 17th, 2009
“Darwin’s ‘Strange Inversion of Reasoning,’” UA College of Science Lecture Series, February 17th, 2009
“Darwin’s ‘Strange Inversion of Reasoning,’” Arizona State University, Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, February 18th, 2009
“Darwin’s ‘Strange Inversion of Reasoning,’” Distinguished lecture series, University of Wisconsin, Madison, March 2nd, 2009
“The Human Soul, A Unique Biological Adaptation: The Psychological Self,” The Religious-Secular Divide, Social Research Conference at The New School, March 5th, 2009
“The Evolution of Belief,” Perrott Warrick Workshop on Beliefs and Reason, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, March 18th, 2009
“Darwinian perspectives on religion,” British Humanist Association, London, March 19th, 2009
Public lecture, Bristol, UK, March 20th, 2009
“Religion as a ‘natural’ phenomenon,” University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, March 25th, 2009
“From animal to person: The evolution of us,” Rhodes Lecture for SciFest Africa, March 27th, 2009
“How materialism transforms our understanding of consciousness,” Grahamstown, South Africa, March 28th 2009
“Cultural evolution: In what regards is it Darwin?” Talkshop at SciFest Africa, March 28th 2009
Lecture on Academic Freedom, University of Capetown, South Africa, March 31st, 2009
“From Animal to Person,” Stellenbosch University, South Africa, April 1st, 2009
“Breaking the Spell,” Oakland University Department of Philosophy, 4th Annual Burke Lecturer, Michigan, April 6th, 2009
“Breaking the Spell,” Tufts Alumni Greece Authors Series, April 9th, 2009
“Darwin’s ‘Strange’ Inversion of Reasoning,” Sabanci University Darwin Year Celebration, Istanbul, April 10th, 2009
“Breaking the Spell,” Tufts Alumni Turkey Authors Series, April 11th, 2009
“Darwin and the Evolution of Reasons,” The American University of Beirut, April 14th, 2009
“Brains, Computers and Minds with Daniel Dennett,” Harvard MBB 2009 Distinguished Lecture Series, April 21, 22 & 23, 2009
“Darwin’s ‘strange’ inversion of reasoning,” Kalamazoo College Special Lecture, Thursday, April 30th, 2009
“The cultural evolution of words and other thinking tools,” Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 74th Symposium, May 29th, 2009
“Darwin and the Evolution of ‘Why,’” Darwin Festival, Christ’s College, UK, July 8th, 2009
“Darwin and the Evolution of ‘Why,’” Uruguay Darwin Festival, Montevideo, September 4th, 2009
“Darwin’s Dangerous Idea,” Chile Darwin200, Santiago, September 7th, 2009
“Darwin and the Evolution of Reasons,” Williams College, MA, Thursday, September 24th, 2009
“Darwin and the Evolution of Reasons,” Middlebury College, VT, Friday, September 25th, 2009
“The Evolution of Confusion: how conceptual bugs have been turned into features by those who believe in belief,” AAI, Burbank, CA, Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
“Rethinking the computational architecture of the brain: just how competitive can the parts be?” Cognitive and Brain Studies Series, Psychology Department, Tufts University, October 9th, 2009
“Darwin’s Strange Inversion of Reasoning,” The University of Maine, Orono, October 15th, 2009
“The Evolution of ‘Why?’” University of Oslo, Norway, October 23rd, 2009
“The Evolution of ‘Why?’” Bergen, Norway, October 24th, 2009
“Evolution of the Mind,” Darwin Symposium, Uppsala, Sweden, October 26th, 2009
“Darwin’s Strange Inversion of Reasoning: Confronting the Counterintuitive,” University of Chicago, Darwin Conference, October 30th, 2009
Neuro’s 75th Anniversary, Montreal Neurological Institute, November 3rd, 2009
“Darwin and Turing: Two Strange Inversions of Reasoning—Or One?” Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, November 13th, 2009
Debate: “Is Economics A Branch of Evolutionary Theory, or Something Else Entirely?” Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, November 14th, 2009
“Darwin’s Strange Inversion of Reasoning,” La Ciudad de las Ideas II, Puebla, Mexico, November 3-4, 2009
Panel Member, La Ciudad de las Ideas II, Puebla, Mexico, November 3-4, 2009
Panel member, Great Issues Forum at CUNY Graduate Center, November 17th, 2009
“Freedom Evolves,” Metaphysics Meeting, University of Alabama at Birmingham, November 21st, 2009
“Consciousness,” Guest Lecturer at Harvard University class, “What is Life? From Quarks to Consciousness,” November 30th, 2009
Guest Lecturer at Roxbury Latin High School, Roxbury, MA, December 1st, 2009
Keynote speech, Pula, Croatia, December 10th, 2009
Panel Member, “Meeting of the Minds” session at Tufts Alumni Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, December 12th, 2009
“A Human Mind as an Upside-Down Brain,” Siemens Foundation, Munich, Germany, December 14th, 2009
“The Evolution of Religions,” EMBL Public Lecture, Heidelberg, Germany, December 15th, 2009
“How Memes Made Minds,” ZurichMinds, Switzerland, December 16th, 2009
“Turing’s Strange Inversion and Searle’s Failure of Imagination,” 2010 Austin J. Fabothey, SJ Philosophy Conference, Santa Clara University, CA, January 23rd, 2010
“Difficulties with Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: What Fodor and Nagel don’t understand,” Claremont College Consortium 2010 Merlan Lecture, Claremont, CA, February 16th, 2010
“Wild and Domesticated Religions: How the Machinery of Religion Evolved,” Santa Fe Institute Public Lecture, March 16th, 2010
“The evolution of misbelief,” Brain evolution and its consquences for brain pathology conference, Stazione Zoologica Napoli, Italy, March 23rd, 2010
“A Human Mind as an Upside-Down Brain,” University of Reykjavik, Iceland, June 21st , 2010
“Large Souls Take Time to Decide,” European Neurological Society Conference, Berlin, “The Return of Religion and the Return of the Criticism of Religion: The ‘New Atheism’ in Recent German and American Culture, June 23rd, 2010.
“Evolution and Domestication of Religions,” Freie Universitaet Berlin, June 23rd, 2010
“Free Will, Responsibility, and the Brain,” The Harvard Law School Student Association for Law and Mind Sciences (SALMS), Cambridge, MA, September 28th, 2010
“What Should Replace Religions?” AAI-HC Convention, Montreal, October 2nd, 2010
“The Human Mind as an Upside-Down Brain,” Centre de Recherche de l’Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (cricm), Salpetriere, October 15th, 2010
Video teleconference with Hibbing Community College, Minnesota, October 20th 2010
“My brain made me do it: why some leading ideas in neuroscience are misleading people about freedom and responsibility” Parents’ Weekend at Tufts University, October 23rd, 2010
“The Human Mind as an Upside-Down Brain,” Frontiers of Thought Conference, Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 8th, 2010
“The Human Mind as an Upside-Down Brain,” The University of Memphis, November 18th, 2010
“Using Humor to Reverse Engineer the Mind,” NEUPHI at Boston University, December 10th, 2010
“My Brain Made Me Do It: When Neuroscientists Think They Can Do Philosophy,” Edinburgh University Philosophy Society, December 13th, 2010
“My Brain Made Me Do It: When Neuroscientists Think They Can Do Philosophy,” Max Weber Lecture, Florence, Italy, December 15th, 2010
“Using Humor to Reverse Engineer the Mind,” St. Andrews Philosophy Society, Edinburgh, January 25th, 2011
“My Brain Made Me Do It” Georgia State University, February 7th, 2011
“The Mind as an Upside-down Brain” Georgia State University, February 8th, 2011
“Applying the Intentional Stance to non-humans. Can it take the strain?” UCLA mini-symposium “How like us are they?” February 4th, 2011
“The Mind as an Upside-Down Brain,” 2010-11 Selzer Visiting Distinguished Philosopher Appointment Beloit College Feb 23rd - 25th, 2011
“Darwin’s ‘strange inversion of reasoning,’” King’s Academy, Madaba, Jordan, April 7th, 2011
“Reasons and having reasons: anthropocentrism and explanation,” American University of Beirut Conference on The Metaphysics of Evolutionary Naturalism, May 13th, 2011
“Using Humor to Reverse Engineer the Mind,” Amsterdam Royal Palace Symposium on Consciousness, June 17th 2011
“Failures of Imagination and the Mystery of Consciousness,” The University of Bucharest, June 22nd, 2011
Lecturer at Harvard Society for Mind/Brain/Behavior Seminar, November 7th, 2011
“Failures of Imagination and the ‘Mystery’ of Consciousness,” recipient of the Mind and Brain Prize, Center for Cognitive Science of Turin, Torino, Italy, October 12th, 2011
“The Evolution of Purposes,” Melbourne University, Australia, November 15th, 2011
Debate with Raymond Kurzweil, Creative Innovation Conference, Melbourne, Australia, November 16th, 2011
“If Dinosaurs Evolved into Birds, What Will Religion Evolve into?” Sydney Opera House, Australia, November 20th, 2011
Lecture at Cognitive Science Colloquium, University of Buffalo, New York, November 30th, 2011.
“The Tender Trap and the Dogs that Aren’t Barking,” Center for Inquiry Conference: Daniel Dennett and the Scientific Study of Religion, Amherst, New York, December 3rd, 2011.
On the Human Forum, “Whole-Body Apoptosis and the Meanings of Lives” with comments and replies in an online forum, December 2011.
“Curiosity,” recipient of an honorary doctorate, University of Amsterdam, January 6th, 2012
“A confusion about phenomenal consciousness,” SMART Cognitive Science Lectures, University of Amsterdam, January 7th, 2012
“A confusion about consciousness,” Conference Inaugural du Centre de Sciences Cognitives, Neuchatel, Switzerland, January 11th, 2012
“Reflections on comparative cognition,” Royal Society Satellite Meeting, Kavli, UK, January 18th, 2012
“A phenomenal confusion over access consciousness,” King’s College London Philosophy Society, January 20th, 2012
“The evolution of reasons,” Darwin on the Palouse even, The American Humanist Association, Pullman, WA, February 8th, 2012
“The evolution of reasons,” 27th Annual Darwin Lecture, University of Calgary, Canada, February 10th, 2012
“Who isn’t an atheist? Don’t ask, don’t tell,” Council for Secular Humanism, Moving Secularism Forward, Orlando, Florida, March 3rd, 2012
“Free will as moral competence,” Barry Taylor and David Lewis Philosophy Lecture, University of Melbourne, Australia, April 12th, 2012
Salem State University, Salem, MA, April 19th, 2012
Cognitive and Brain Sciences lecture, Tufts University, Medford, MA, April 19th, 2012
Taste of Tufts lecture, sponsored by the Excollege, Tufts University, Medford, MA, April 20th, 2012
Lecturer at the Harvard Society for Mind, Brain and Behaviour: Spring Symposium, Cambridge, MA, April 27th, 2012
“Practical and theoretical free will,” Georgetown University, Washington, DC, May 3rd, 2012
“Practical and theoretical free will,” Oxford Atheist’s Society, Oxford, UK, May 9th, 2012
“Practical and theoretical free will,” Free Will Conference, School of Philosophy, London, UK, May 10th, 2012
Lecture at Personal/Subpersonal Distinction conference, London, UK, May 11th, 2012
“How Darwin and Turing Revolutionized Thinking,” Eton College Wotton’s Society, June 14th, 2012
“Turing’s ‘strange inversion of reasoning,’” King’s College, Cambridge, UK, June 15th, 2012
“Properties of conscious experience: another strange inversion,” Plenary lecture at The Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Science, Kaliningrad, Russia, June 20, 2012
“Hume’s ‘strange inversion’ in consciousness,” Moscow State University, June 21st, 2012
Book presentation (Dmitry Volkov’s book on Dennett) at Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies, June 21st, 2012
“A Phenomenal Confusion About Access and Consciousness,” Evolution and Function of Consciousness, Summer Institute, Institute of Cognitive Science, Montreal, June 29th, 2012
“The Public Face of Cognitive Science,” Tufts Cognitive Science Conference on “Language and Representation,” Tufts University, Medford, MA, September 16th, 2012
“Nothing-yet-in neuroscience shows we don’t have free will,” Brain Meeting, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College, London, September 28th, 2012
“How cultural evolution shapes human nature,” X International Congress of Ontology: From Elementary Particles to Human Nature, San Sebastian, Spain, October 4th, 2012
“Free will is not an illusion, and it doesn’t depend at all on physics,” X Chillida-Leku Museum, San Sebastian, Spain, October 6th, 2012
“How cultural evolution shapes human nature,” X International Congress of Ontology: From Elementary Particles to Human Nature, Barcelona, Spain, October 8th, 2012
“Turing’s Gradualist Vision: Making Minds from Protominds,” Turing in Context II, Universitaire Stichting, Brussels, October 10th, 2012
Symposium with Ph.D./Master Students of Royal Netherlands Academy of Science, Amsterdam, November 13th, 2012
Acceptance Speech, Erasmus Prize Award, Royal Palace, Amsterdam, November 14th, 2012
“How Darwinian is Cultural Evolution?” Semaine Sperber, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, December 14, 2012.
“Humor,” CARTA Symposium, “Is the Human Mind Unique?” UC San Diego, February 15th, 2013.
“How the internet will transform religions,” Oxford Union, UK, March 8th, 2013.
“The Installation of Cultural Software,” New College of the Humanities, UK, March 11th, 2013.
“How thinking tools populate our brains and turn them into minds,” Royal Holloway, UK, March 12th, 2013.
“The Virtual Machines of Consciousness,” New College of the Humanities, UK, March 14th, 2013.
“How Active Symbols Create Intelligence Designers,” New College of the Humanities, UK, March 18th, 2013.
“Cultural Evolution: from memetic evolution to intelligent design,” London School of Economics, UK, March 20th, 2013.
“Turning Two Views of Consciousness into One: is it Possible?” with Nicholas Humphrey, New College of the Humanities, March 21st, 2013.
“Promises, Poker Faces and the Arms Race of Autonomous Agents,” University College London, UK, March 22nd, 2013.
Special Seminar at UCL, March 23rd, 2013.
“The evolution of reasons,” Lehigh University 2013 Academic Symposium, Philadelphia, April 4th, 2013.
“How thinking tools populate our brains and turn them into minds,” Cognitive and Brains Sciences lecture, Tufts University, April 8th 2013.
“Cultural Evolution and the Well Equipped Brain?” New College of the Humanities, London, UK, March 7th, 2013.
“How the internet will transform religions,” Oxford Union, UK, March 8th, 2013.
“The Installation of Cultural Software,” New College of the Humanities, London, UK, March 11th, 2013.
“How thinking tools populate our brains and turn them into minds,” Royal Holloway, London, UK, March 12th, 2013.
“The Virtual Machines of Consciousness,” New College of the Humanities, London, UK, March 14th, 2013.
“How Active Symbols Create Intelligence Designers,” New College of the Humanities, London, UK, March 18th, 2013.
“Cultural Evolution: from memetic evolution to intelligent design,” London School of Economics, March 20th, 2013.
“Turning Two Views of Consciousness into One: is it Possible?” New College of the Humanities, March 21st, 2013.
“Promises, Poker Faces and the Arms Race of Autonomous Agents,” University College London special seminar, “Sense of Agency,” March 22nd, 2013.
Author’s Talk and Book Signing for Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, Harvard Book Store @Brattle Theater, Cambridge, MA, May 7th, 2013.
Author’s Talk at Bloomberg, New York, May 8th, 2013.
Author’s Talk at Big Think, New York, May 8th, 2013.
Author’s Talk at New York Public Library, May 8th, 2013.
Author’s Talk at Center for Inquiry, Washington, DC, May 9th, 2013.
Author’s Talk at Politics and Prose, Washington, DC, May 9th, 2013.
Author’s Talk at Google.com, Kirkland, WA, May 13th, 2013.
Conversation with G. Dyson, Town Hall Seattle, WA, May 13th, 2013.
Author’s Talk at Google, San Francisco, May 15th, 2013.
Author’s Talk at Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, May 15th, 2013.
“Breaking the Shell: inside the world of non-believing clergy,” Imagine No Religion 3, Kamloops Centre for Inquiry, Kamloops, B.C., May 19th, 2013.
Author’s Talk at Intelligence Squared, London, UK, May 22nd, 2013.
Author’s Talk at London School of Economics, UK,May 23rd, 2013.
Author’s Talk, Hay Festival, UK, May 26th, 2013.
“From reasons to representation: the adaptationist basis of information,” Bristol Conference, UK, May 30th, 2013.
“The Role of Cultural Evolution in Making Our Minds,” Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 39th Meeting, Providence, RI, June 15th, 2013.
TED Braintrust Retreat, Santa Barbara, CA, September 11th – 13th, 2013
"How We Got To Be Who We Are: Exploring Cultural Evolution," WomenExplore lecture series, Harvard Divinity School, September 19th, 2013.
“If Brains are computers, what kind of computers are they?” Keynote Speaker at “Philosophy of Theory and Artificial Intelligence Conference,” St. Antony’s College, Oxford, UK, September 22nd, 2013.
Invited lecture at Campfire 2013, Santa Fe, September 26th - 29th, 2013.
Author's Talk for Friends of Tufts Libraries Parents and Family Weekend 2013, October 4th, 2013.
Author's Talk, Studium General Groningen, The Netherlands, October 16th, 2013.
Debate with Plantinga and Flanders, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, October 17th, 2013.
"Animal consciousness is to human consciousness as birdsong is to language," Fondation Jean-Marie Delwart, Brussels, Belgium, October 20th, 2013.
"From competence to comprehension: the origin of minds," Sage Fellow-in-Residence Lecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, November 4th, 2013.
"Minds as virtual machines running on brains," Sage Fellow-in-Residence Lecture, UCSB,Nov 12th, 2013.
Lecture at UCSB Philosophy Department Colloquium, November 15th, 2013.
"Cultural evolution: from Darwinian processes to intelligent design," Sage Fellow-in-Residence Lecture, November 18th, 2013.
Lecture at Mahasukha Center, Los Angeles, CA, November 8th, 2013.
"What can cognitive science tell us about free will?" The 11th Harvey Preisler Memorial Symposium, New York, November 23rd, 2013.
"Welcoming Remarks on an Auspicious Occasion," keynote speaker at Humanist Hub Grand Opening Preview Event, Cambridge, MA, December 8th, 2013.
"Understanding Consciousness," BerlinMinds Flagship Event, December 10th, 2013.
"Understanding Consciousness," ZurichMinds Flagship Event, December 11th, 2013.
"How to make sure you have free will," New College of the Humanities, London, January 7th, 2014.
"Consciousness and its role in free will," New College of the Humanities, London, January 9th, 2014.
"Consciousness and its role in free will," New College of the Humanities, London, January 14th, 2014.
"Consciousness and its role in free will," New College of the Humanities, London, January 16th, 2014.
“What if there is no Hard Problem of Consciousness?” Duke University Mind, Brain and Behavior Distinguished Lecture Series, Durham, North Carolina, February 6th, 2014.
“Evolutionary Routes to the Human Mind,” at Florida Darwin Council & the Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason’s Darwin Day, Clearwater, Florida, February 8th, 2014.
Panel discussion with Steven Pinker on "Unlearning Violence: Evidence and Policy for Early Childhood Development and Peace," at World Peace Foundation, Fletcher School, Tufts University, February 13th, 2014.
“The Competence of Nature,” Rudolf-Carnap Lectures and Graduate Conference, Bochum, Germany, March 10th, 2014.
"Explaining Mind: Cultural Evolution as the Bridge from Absolute Ignorance to Intelligent Design,” Rudolf-Carnap Lectures and Graduate Conference, Bochum, Germany,March 10th, 2014.
"If Brains are computers, what kind of computers are they?” Rudolf-Carnap Lectures and Graduate Conference, Bochum, Germany, March 11th, 2014.
“How memes equip our brains for comprehension,” Rudolf-Carnap Lectures and Graduate Conference, Bochum, Germany, March 12th, 2014.
“What can cognitive science tell us about free will?” MindGroup Meeting, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat, Mainz, Frankfurt, Germany, March 13th, 2014.
"Panic absorbers," TED Talk, Vancouver, B.C., March 20th, 2014.
"The Hard Question of consciousness: 'And then what happens?'" Brain Day, University of Waterloo, Canada, April 7th, 2014.
"A Darwinian Perspective on Religion" Skype lecture with Rutgers Philosophy class, "Human Nature and Human Diversity", April 10th, 2014.
"Searle and the Chinese Room," guest lecture in Intro to Cognitive Science class, Tufts University, April 10th, 2014.
"The Hard Problem vs the Hard Question of Consciousness" Keynote speaker at Graduate Student Research Symposium, Tufts University, April 10th, 2014.
"Does Time Fly When You're Having Philosophical Fun?" Toward a Science of Consciousness: The Tucson Conference, April 22nd, 2014.
"What Does Neuroscience Teach Us About Free Will?" Bowdoin College, April 30th, 2014.
Convener: Working Group on Perspectives on Cultural Evolution, SFI, May 5-10, 2014.
"Is Free Will an Illusion? What can Cognitive Science Tell us?" Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture, May 14th 2014.
Convener: Greenland workshop on consciousness and free will, Greenland, June 10-17, 2014.
"Can Churches Survive the New Transparency?" The Amazing Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 11th, 2014.
“Why are there Reasons?” Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, September 17th, 2014.
“Where does the understanding happen? A different perspective on neurocomputational thinking," Allen Institute, Seattle, WA, September 19th, 2014.
"Information, Comprehension, and Evolution," Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy, October 21st, 2014.
Panelist, "State of Mind: Consciousness and Thinking," Boston Book Festival, Boston Public Library, October 25th, 2014.
"The Pendulum of Possibilities," Animal Consciousness Symposium: Evidence and Implications, Harvard University, November 15th, 2014.
Opening remarks, "A Skeptic's Challenge," Animal Consciousness Symposium: Evidence and Implications, Harvard University, November 16th, 2014.
"What Neuroscience will tell us about Moral Responsibility," Rome Science Festival, January 25th, 2015.
Discussant, Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) "How Language Evolves," Public Symposium, Friday, February 20, 2015.
“Cultural evolution and the architecture of human minds," Lecture 1, New College of the Humanities, London, March 16th, 2015.
“Which Information Age are we living in?” Great Thinkers Series Lecture, HowTo Academy, Conde Nast College, London, March 18th, 2015.
“Cultural evolution and the architecture of human minds," Lecture 2, New College of the Humanities, March 18th, 2015.
“De-Darwinizing Culture,” University of Edinburgh Philosophy Society, March 19th, 2015.
“Cultural evolution and the architecture of human minds," Lecture 3, New College of the Humanities, March 23rd, 2015.
“Information, Evolution, and Intelligent Design," The Royal Institution, London, March 25th, 2015.
“Cultural evolution and the architecture of human minds," Lecture 4, New College of the Humanities, March 26th, 2015.
"Information and the New Transparency," guest lecturer at Deb Roy's MIT seminar, "Introduction to Social Machines," April 8th, 2015.
Panelist, Tufts University Interfaith Student Council Panel, Tufts University, April 14th, 2015.
Guest expert on PHILOSOPHY TALK at Pacific University, Oregon, April 17th, 2015.
“Information as Design Worth Stealing,” Pacific University, Oregon, April 18th, 2015.
"Which Information Age are we living in?" Jumbo Days lecture, Tufts University, April 23rd, 2015.
"Evolving Minds: From Bacteria to Bach and Back," a series of 10 lectures, The Ferrater Mora Seminar, at The University of Girona, Spain, May 4th through May 8th, 2015.
"Three strange inversions: Darwin, Turing and Hume," public lecture at Cultural Center La Mercè, Girona, May 9th, 2015.
"Free Will and the Moral Agents Club," public lecture at the Contemporary Cultural Center of Barcelona, Spain, May 11th, 2015.
Discussant, "An Evening with Richard Dawkins," Medford, MA, June 11th, 2015.
Hosted "Cognitive Cruise" with guests Stanislas and Ghislaine Dehaene, and cognitive scientists, alumni of the Center for Cognitive Studies. Co-sponsored by Dmitry Volkov of Center for Consciousness Studies, Moscow, Little Deer Isle, Maine, August 4-7, 2015.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back,” Bach Festival, Montreal, Canada, December 5th, 2015.
"Technology, Reason, and the Future of Morality," Effective Altruism, Tufts University, February 29th, 2016.
“Consciousness and the Brain: Replacing the ‘Hard Problem’ with the Hard Question,” Hans-Lukas Teuber Lecture, MIT, March 3rd, 2016.
"NEW IDEAS: 5 of Dennett's Favorite Thinkers," A symposium in honor of Dan Dennett (emcee, introductory and concluding remarks), Tufts University, March 4th, 2016.
"Free will is as real as colors, promises and euros," Philharmonie Haarlem, Amsterdam, March 11th, 2016.
"The ‘Final Battle' with Dennett, Swaab, Lamme, and Slors in debate," Philharmonie Haarlem, Amsterdam, March 11th, 2016.
"Free will is as real as colors, promises and euros," Radboud University, Nijmegen, March 12th, 2016.
"Ontology, Science, and the Evolution of the Manifest Image," New College of the Humanities, London, March 14th, 2016.
"Strange Inversions," New College of the Humanities," London, March 17th, 2016.
"The De-Darwinization of Cultural Evolution," New College of the Humanities, London, March 17th, 2016.
"Neuroscience and moral competence," British Academy, London, March 23rd, 2016.
"Hume’s Strange Inversion: How we got our Manifest Image," New College of the Humanities, London, March 23rd, 2016.
“Consciousness: whose user illusion is it?” New College of the Humanities Mind and Brain Prize Conference, London, March 26th, 2016.
“Implications from Neuroscience to Public Policy," Neuroethics Conference, University of Padova, School of Psychology, May 19th, 2016.
Discussant, CIFAR meeting, "Biomarkers of Consciousness", London, May 24th, 2016.
Discussant, "A Tribute to Dennett's Consciousness" with Dehaene and Quiroga, 20th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC), Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 17th, 2016.
“A Magician’s View of Consciousness,” “New challenges in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience,” a satellite meeting of the ASSC organized by INECO, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 21st, 2016.
"Responses to the New Transparency," TED Summit, Banff, Canada, June 28th, 2016.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back: the Evolution of Minds," Event to Benefit the Secular Coalition for America, Norwalk, CT, September 10th, 2016.
"Consciousness: Whose User Illusion is it?" University of Maryland Cognitive Science Colloquium, September 22nd, 2016.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back: the Evolution of Minds," George Washington University Mind-Brain Institute, September 23rd, 2016.
“Consciousness: A Magic Show without a Theater,” British Consulate (New College of the Humanities), New York City, October 4th, 2016.
“Has the dam broken? Omens and worries,” Freedom from Religion Foundation Convention, October 8th, 2016.
Guest lecturer, Deb Roy’s Machine Learning, Society & Autonomy class, MIT, Nov 1st, 2016.
“From Bacteria to Bach and Back: the Evolution of Minds,” University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, November 10th, 2016.
“A Magician’s View of Consciousness,” University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, November 11th, 2016.
"Memes Saved from Extinction," New College of the Humanities public talk, London, January 17th, 2017.
"Information and Design," New College of the Humanities, London, January 19th, 2017.
"The Irrelevance of Determinism to Free Will," New College of the Humanities, London, January 23rd, 2017.
"The Hard Question of Consciousness," New College of the Humanities, London, January 24th, 2017.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds," Google Cambridge, February 6th, 2017.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds," Harvard Book Store at Brattle Theater with Dan Gilbert, Cambridge, February 6th, 2017.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds," Secret Science Club at the Bell House, Brooklyn, NY, February 7th, 2017.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds," Google NYC, February 8th, 2017.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds," Free Library of Philadelphia with Adam Gopnick, February 9th, 2017.
Guest lecturer, Tufts University Cognitive and Brain Science course, February 15th, 2017.
"Haptic Whittles," a gallery showing of Dennett's scuptures at Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY, February 11th - March 26th, 2017.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds," Intelligence Squared, Westminster, UK, February 20th, 2017
"If our brains are computers, who designs the software?" Royal Institution, London, February 21st, 2017.
"From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds," Bristol Festival of Ideas, UK, February 22nd, 2017.
Guest lecturer, Prof. Ken Garden's religion class (After God: Atheism and Secularism), Tufts University, April 5th, 2017.
Led a Jeffersonian dinner on free will, TED conference, Vancouver, April 26th, 2017.
"Truth and Transparency," Commencement Address to the 2017 Graduating class of Trinity College, May 21st, 2017.