April 22, 2004
SECTION: Guardian Leader Pages, Pg. 25
LENGTH: 366 words
HEADLINE: Corrections and clarifications
In our profile of Daniel Dennett (pages 20 to 23, Review,
April 17), we said he was born in Beirut.
In fact, he was born in Boston.
His father died in 1947, not 1948. He married in 1962, not 1963. The seminar at
which Stephen Jay Gould was rigorously questioned by Dennett's students was
Dennett's seminar at Tufts, not Gould's at Harvard. Dennett wrote Darwin's Dangerous Idea before, not after,
Gould called him a "Darwinian fundamentalist". Only one chapter in
the book, not four, is devoted to taking issue with Gould. The list of
Dennett's books omitted Elbow Room,
1984, and The Intentional Stance,
1987. The marble sculpture, recollected by a friend, that
Dennett was working on in 1963 was not a mother and child. It was a man reading