Daniel C. Dennett Boston, United States, 1942
He graduated in philosophy from Harvard University in 1963 and earned his doctorate at the University of Oxford (England) in 1965 he was a professor at the universities of Oxford, Michigan and Adelaide, among others. He received the Jean Nicod Prize and the Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships. Since 1987 he is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of the United States. Considered one of the most prominent in the field of cognitive science, especially in the study of artificial intelligence and memetics, philosophers Dennett is Austin B. Fletcher currently professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University . Their contributions are highly significant in terms of the current significance of Darwinism and fundamentally their contributions to the formulation of the theory known as "neural Darwinism". As he himself said, his work seeks above all providing a philosophy of mind rooted in empirical research.