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Daniel C. Dennett Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS138

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the writings, correspondence, and curriculum vitae of Daniel C. Dennett. Writings consist of articles, book chapters, books, reviews, and commentaries.

Dates

  • 1958 -- 2022

Creator

Access

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Daniel Dennett and staff, 2007 -- 2022.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series: Writings; Unprocessed accessions; Correspondence; 2018 accessions; Curriculum vitae; 2020 accessions; and 2022 accessions.

Extent

74.3 Linear Feet

483 Digital Object(s)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains the writings, correspondence, and curriculum vitae of Daniel C. Dennett. Writings consist of articles, book chapters, books, reviews, and commentaries.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel C. Dennett (1942- ) is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He was born in Boston, the son of a historian by the same name, and received his B.A. in philosophy from Harvard in 1963. He then went to Oxford to work with Gilbert Ryle, under whose supervision he completed his D.Phil. in philosophy in 1965. He taught at U.C. Irvine from 1965 to 1971, when he moved to Tufts, where he has taught ever since, aside from periods visiting at Harvard, Pittsburgh, Oxford, the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, the London School of Economics and the American University of Beirut.



His first book, Content and Consciousness, was published in 1969, followed by Brainstorms (1978), Elbow Room (1984), The Intentional Stance (1987), Consciousness Explained (1991), Darwin's Dangerous Idea (1995), Kinds of Minds (1996), and Brainchildren: A Collection of Essays 1984-1996 (1998), and Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness (2005). He is the author of over four hundred scholarly articles on various aspects on the mind. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1987.



Dennett was the Co-founder (in 1985) and Co-director of the Curricular Software Studio at Tufts, and has helped to design museum exhibits on computers for the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Science in Boston, and the Computer Museum in Boston.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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