Dan Dennett Links

Tributes to Dan Dennett, 1942-2024


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“Wild and domesticated religions, how the machinery of religions evolved,” Santa Fe Institute, March

Information, Evolution, and intelligent Design – with Daniel Dennett, 2015

“Fake people aren’t funny,” interview by Alan Alda, Clear and Vivid podcast, July 25th, 2023.

AI, BIG DATA, SOCIAL MEDIA and people on the move, by Anna Strasser

Counterfeit People, June, 2023

The evolution of understanding, on several levels, SFI, April 26th, 2023


Just Deserts

Review of Darwin’s Dangerous Idea on Shepherd.com.

Interview/conversation about Extended Cognition, with Guido Cassinadri, a Master’s student from the University of Bologna, October 2021.

Memes, Minds and Windsurfing, November 9th, 2021.

Check out this paper by Walter Veit (2020) Dennett and Spinoza, Australasian Philosophical Review, 4:3, 259-265, DOI: 10.1080/24740500.2021.1962653.

Philosophy For Our Times, interviewed by Daniel Glaser, April 6th, 2021.

The Michael Shermer Show #168: Dan Dennett and Gregg Caruso – Just Deserts: Debating Free Will, March 30th, 2021.

“Closer to Truth” interview, March 12th, 2021.

“Chicken or Egg,” debate with Sara Walker and Nick Lane on IAI.tv.

Om filosofers liv och tankar, #37 Daniel Dennett on his Philosophical Journey

University of Illinois Press Podcast Series, American Philosophical Quarterly, January 19th, 2021.

A letter exchange with Alex Rosenberg, November 2020.

How the Light Gets In Global, September 19-20, 2020.

Global Conversations, October 18th, 2020.

Interview about From Bacteria to Bach and Back, translated into Georgian, and here’s the text (extended version) of the interview in English.

“De Cabeza” con Andrés Roemer. ¿La religión es buena para la humanidad? (Conversation with Michael Schermer, Douglas Givet, and David Wolpe for Ciudad des las Ideas podcast, July 13th, 2020).

Outtake video by Shaman Films explaining “Competence without Comprehension.”

Outtake video by Shaman Films explaining “Termites and the Sagrada Familia.”

Interviewed on Sean Carroll’s Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts and Ideas, January 6th, 2020.

Interviewed by Louis Godbout, January 5th, 2020.

The Life Scientific: Daniel Dennett on the evolution of the human brain – BBC Sounds.

Is SuperIntelligence Possible? Possible Minds Project, Conversation with David Chalmers, March 9, 2019.

Four Horsemen review: Whatever happened to ‘New Atheism’?

The 2018 Charles Darwin Oration.

Nijmegen Lectures October 2018. Day one – Autonomy and Consciousness.

Nijmegen Lectures October 2018. Day two – The role of Language in Human Consciousness.

From Bacteria to Bach: Extending Darwin’s Vision, Radboud Reflects, Wednesday 17 October 2018, De Vereeniging, Nijmegen.

“Can we be held morally responsible for our actions?” Dan Dennett and Greg Caruso.

“Are we more than matter?” Dan Dennett and Keith Ward.


Daniel Dennett – on our mind, God and other illusions (Sternstunde Philosophie vom 18.2.2018)

Podcast: Psykiatrikerna interview

Keynote lecture at The Generalized Theory of Evolution conference, Dusseldorf, January 31, 2018.

Interview at The Generalized Theory of Evolution conference, Dusseldorf, January 31st, 2018.

Interview at the University of Dusseldorf, February 4th, 2018.

“Daniel Dennett – a classical philosopher.”

Trinity College commencement address.

“Memes Saved from Extinction,” Santa Fe Institute, May 11th, 2017.

Closer to Truth: Cosmos. Consciousness. God.

Free Will Revisited: A conversation with Daniel Dennett (Sam Harris podcast, June 2016).

Hear What It Sounds Like When Philosopher Daniel Dennett’s Brain Activity Gets Turned into Music.

The Ling Space interview, January 2016.

“The future of artificial intelligence,” 2015 VPRO (Dutch television) interview, London, New College for the Humanities.

“What is consciousness?” The Economist Youtube channel.

A hard problem for soft brains: is there a Hard Problem?

In a funk about the “New Atheism”

Interviewed in JotDown Cultural Magazine, June 2015, Barcelona.

Here’s a take on the Modern State of Religion, posted by Hayli Harding.

Review of Intuition Pumps by Tadeusz Wieslaw Zawidzki, 2015.

The sessions of the Greenland Conference: Andy Clark and Daniel Dennett, June 2014.

Cultural Evolution at the Santa Fe Institute, May 2014

Dan Dennett voted 5th in a list of 100 Global Thought Leaders of 2013!

Simulando Dennett: Ferramentas e construções de um naturalista (Simulating Dennett), Diego Caleiro, Sao Paulo 2013


Sam Harris

Closer to Truth appearances

“What can science tell us about free will?” Harvey Preisler Memorial Symposium, November 23rd, 2013

Filipino Freethinkers interview, December 1, 2013

Interviewed by Muath Aldabbagh, 2014.

MIT Technology Review

Other Interesting Links:

“Daniel Dennett on Tools to Transform Our Thinking,” Intelligence Squared, 2013.

In Conversation with W.V. Quine – The Dennett Panel, 1994

NEW IDEAS Symposium: 5 of Dan Dennett’s Favorite Thinkers, March 4th, 2016, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, 1st presenter: David Haig

NEW IDEAS Symposium: 5 of Dan Dennett’s Favorite Thinkers, March 4th, 2016, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, 2nd presenter: Nancy Kanwisher

NEW IDEAS Symposium: 5 of Dan Dennett’s Favorite Thinkers, March 4th, 2016, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, 3rd presenter: Dan Lloyd

NEW IDEAS Symposium: 5 of Dan Dennett’s Favorite Thinkers, March 4th, 2016, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, 4th presenter: Ruth Millikan

NEW IDEAS Symposium: 5 of Dan Dennett’s Favorite Thinkers, March 4th, 2016, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, 5th presenter: Steven Pinker

Conversatorio Consciente: Capítulo 1: Daniel Dennett x Andrés Rieznik

Mystical Brain

“De-Darwinizing Culture,” University of Edinburgh Philosophy Society, March 19th, 2015.

Daniel Dennett over het denken, October 23rd, 2013

CARTA: Is the Human Mind Unique? UCSD, “Humor,” Feb 2013

Google lecture, May 15th, 2013

“How Darwinian is Cultural Evolution?” Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Dec, 2013

Interviewed by Marieke Drost for Dutch Public Television, November 2012

Interviewed by Hemant Mehta for his ‘Friendly Atheist Blog’

Interview at Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies, June 21, 2012

“How to tell you’re an atheist,” Melbourne Atheist Conference, April, 2012

University of Melbourne, April 12th, 2012

Taste of Tufts lecture April 20, 2012

Dan Dennett speaks at Creative Innovation 2011

@ UCLA February 4th, 2011

Words of the Prophets #37, interviewed by Rev. Phil, April 2010

YouTube – Daniel Dennett lecture on “Free Will” (Edinburgh University)

Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior – 2009 Distinguished Lecture Series (click here for reference list)

Debating Dinesh D’Souza at Tufts University, November 30th, 2007

Check out this video version of the dramatization of “Where am I?” made in Holland

Evolutionary Perspectives (Dawkins, Dennett, Pinker, Diamond, Adams)

A Glorious Accident, 1993

Recommended Links

ERASMUS PRIZE videos and info

Christopher Hitchens memorial video

Donate to A Better Life book project

New book! Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind, by Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett and Reginald B. Adams, Jr., MIT Press, 2011

Tufts Now review of Inside Jokes

2012 Global Atheist Convention

The Philosophical Lexicon


The Brights

Butterflies and Wheels

Richard Dawkins

Life 32

Conway’s Game of Life

The Mac version of Life

Polish translations of many of my articles (Click on this link and insert my name in the search engine)

RodRego, the programmable register machine

Emily Rooney interviewed Daniel Dennett on NPR, 11/17/10

Point of Inquiry: CFI Interview 12/12/11

In Conversation with Dan Dennett – guest post by Kaustubh Adhikari

On the Human Forum

‘Killjoys’ Challenge Claims Of Clever Animals

Interview in Macleans.ca

From the Darwin Year:

TED Conference, March 16 2009: Cute, sexy, sweet, funny

British Humanist Association, March 19th, 2009

Sakip Sabanci Museum, organized by Sabancı University, Istanbul, April 10, 2009

Human Nature and Belief, Darwin Fest, Cambridge University, UK, July 8th 2009

Darwin’s Legacy – Stanford University, October 13th, 2009

Darwin Conference at Chicago, October 29th through 31st

La Ciudad de las Ideas – Debate – Hitchens, Harris, Dennett vs Boteach, D’;Souza, Taleb – November, 2009

La Ciudad de las Ideas – lecture – November, 2009

CUNY Panel discussion – Intelligent Design an Immoral Argument? – Daniel Dennett and John Haught, November 17th, 2009

BIG THINK videos


“Let’s Start With A Respect For Truth,” Dennett on Wieseltier, Edge.org

Big Think Blog, August 4th, 2013

Big Think Mentor Blog, July 13th, 2013

Theos Think Tank Interview, July 4th, 2013

Interviewed by Rationalist Association, June 28th, 2013

Bloomberg Interview June 24th, 2013

Philosophy Bites Interview June 2013

Science Weekly podcast interview, June 2nd, 2013

Radio Boston interview, May 7th, 2013

BBC HARDTALK interview, April 1st, 2013

Katia Kanban discusses the debate about memetics between Dennett and Sperber

Philosophy Bites podcast interview

Interviewed by Patt Morrison on KPCC Radio 89.3

Reflections on the Personal/Subpersonal, May 11-12, UCL London

Dan Dennett wins the 2012 Erasmus Prize!

The winners of the 2009 3 Quarks Daily Prize in Philosophy

Read a tribute read by Richard Dawkins while giving Dan Dennett an award

“Is religion a threat to rationality and science?” in eG Weekly, The London Guardian, April 22nd, 2008.

Listen to a podcast of Dan Dennett at Agora’s Science, Religion and Reason Debate in London, April 22nd, 2008

He also can be heard here, on the BBC – Radio 4 – Start the Week program, recorded April 21, 2008

Interview by IHU Online (Brazilian magazine)

An animation of my DARWIN acronym in Latin, by Deniz Cem Önduygu

A Greek version of the DARWIN acronym by Gerol Petruzella

Excellent Tree of Life Diagram

Belorussian translation of “The Zombic Hunch: Extinction of an Intuition?” provided by FatCow

¡Detengan a ese cuervo! (Entrevista a Daniel C. Dennett) | Desde el Exilio

Desde el Exilio (front page)

La nueva Ilustración Evolucionista / The new Evolutionary Enlightenment: ¡Detengan a ese cuervo! (Entrevista a Daniel C. Dennett)

Entrevista Daniel Dennett — Desconstruindo o “eu” (Flavio Paranhos)

Interviewed in El Pais Digital, 3/26/2010, “El Heredero de Bertrand Russell”

Polish translation of “The Unbelievable Truth: Why America…”(NYDailyNews.com, 10/3/10) provided by Małgorzata Koraszewska

Serbian translation, by Mihailo Antovic, of “From Typo to Thinko: When Evolution Graduated to Semantic Norms”

Hindi translation of “The Zombic Hunch: Extinction of an Intuition?”

Russian translation of “The Zombic Hunch: Extinction of an Intuition?”

Polish translation of “A lesson from Hitch: When rudeness is called for”

Polish translation of “The Zombic Hunch: Extinction of an Intuition?”

Another Polish translation of “The Zombic Hunch: Extinction of an Intuition?”

Czech translation of “The Case for Rorts”

Polish translation of “Seven Tools for Thinking”

Polish translation of “Dennett on Wieseltier V. Pinker in the New Republic”

Portugese translation of “Turing’s ‘strange inversion of reasoning.’” For information about the journal in which the translation appears, click here.

French Translation of “Postmodernism and Truth”

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