Filosoof Daniel Dennett houdt een lezing in De Vereeniging in Nijmegen.
Filosoof Daniel Dennett houdt een lezing in De Vereeniging in Nijmegen.

Who Was Philosopher Daniel Dennett?

Wednesday 15 May 2024, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Conversation with philosophers Marc Slors and Jolien Francken

Venue: Lecture Hall Complex, Radboud University

Who was the American philosopher Daniel Dennett and how important was he to philosophy and beyond? The influence of the recently deceased Dennett reached far and wide. He uniquely put profound philosophical concepts, such as free will, consciousness and artificial intelligence, in a new light. He rejected the dualism between body and mind and in all his work tried to fit these concepts into a scientific worldview. His work straddled such areas as neuroscience, biology and computer science. Come hear philosophers Marc Slors and Jolien Francken talk about what we can learn from Dennett's thinking.

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Daniel Dennett and Radboud University

Daniel Dennett has been a guest of Radboud Reflects and Radboud University twice. Both times, Concertgebouw De Vereeniging was sold out. The first time in 2016, he gave the lecture Free Will is as Real as Colors, Promises & Euros. Watch the video.
The second time, in 2018, he gave the lecture From Bacteria to Bach. Extending Darwin's Vision. Listen to the podcast or watch the video. Daniel Dennett also received an honorary doctorate from Radboud University that year on the occasion of the 95th Dies Natalis.

When
Wednesday 15 May 2024, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Organisation
Radboud Reflects