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Date of Birth 28 March 1942Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Daniel C. Dennett was born on March 28, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He has been married to Susan Bell since 1962. They have two children.

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Susan Bell (1962 - present) (2 children)

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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.
American philosopher and cognitive scientist.
Has a daughter, a son, and a grandson.
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 the 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, and the Ecole Normal Superieure in Paris.
University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.
Author of books including Freedom Evolves (Viking Penguin, 2003) and Darwin's Dangerous Idea (Simon & Schuster, 1995).
Lives with his wife in North Andover, Massachusetts.

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