Books written by Daniel C. Dennett


MIT Press | December 8, 2017 | 440 pages
When Brainstorms was published in 1978, the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science was just emerging. Daniel Dennett was a young scholar who wanted to get philosophers out of their armchairs -- and into conversations with psychologists, linguists, computer scientists. This collection of... More Info

Caught in the Pulpit

Pitchstone Llc | May 1, 2015 | 280 pages
What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of... More Info

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | May 5, 2014 | 512 pages
The philosophy professor behind Breaking the Spell and Consciousness Explained offers exercises and tools to stretch the mind, offering new ways to consider, discuss and argue positions on dangerous subject matter including evolution, the meaning of life and free will.  More Info

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

W. W. Norton | May 6, 2013 | 384 pages
One of the world's leading philosophers offers aspiring thinkers his personal trove of mind-stretching thought experiments.  More Info

Inside Jokes

MIT Press (MA) | February 8, 2013 | 376 pages
An evolutionary and cognitive account of the addictive mind candy that ishumor.  More Info