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Daniel Dennett

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Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.As of 2017, he is the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Dennett has received more than 2,084,394 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Daniel Dennett is the 352nd most popular philosopher (up from 393rd in 2019), the 961st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,112th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Philosopher.

Daniel Dennett is most famous for his theory of the "intentional stance," which is the idea that we can understand the beliefs and desires of an entity by imagining that it is a person with intentions.

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Among philosophers, Daniel Dennett ranks 352 out of 1,081Before him are Yi I, E. H. Carr, Wang Yangming, Hermann Cohen, Pietro Pomponazzi, and Richard Rorty. After him are Judith Butler, J. L. Austin, Pompeia Plotina, Wilhelm Windelband, Euclid of Megara, and René Girard.

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Among people born in 1942, Daniel Dennett ranks 76Before him are Margaret Court, Larry Flynt, George Jung, Wolfgang Schäuble, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, and Jean-Claude Trichet. After him are Caetano Veloso, George Vella, Vladimír Mečiar, Muhammadu Buhari, Gilberto Gil, and Junichiro Koizumi.

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Among people born in United States, Daniel Dennett ranks 961 out of 18,182Before him are Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Scott Glenn (1939), James M. Buchanan (1919), Shelley Winters (1920), Jennifer Jones (1919), and Richard Rorty (1931). After him are Murray Rothbard (1926), Carl Weathers (1948), Mel Ferrer (1917), Mark Wahlberg (1971), Judith Butler (1956), and Joel Schumacher (1939).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Daniel Dennett ranks 8Before him are George Herbert Mead (1863), Robert Nozick (1938), John Searle (1932), Anne Sullivan (1866), Hilary Putnam (1926), and Richard Rorty (1931). After him are Judith Butler (1956), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), Martha Nussbaum (1947), and Kenneth Waltz (1924).