Daniel C. Dennett

Daniel C. Dennett is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author of several books, including "Caught in the Pulpit" (co-authored by Linda LaScola), "Breaking the Spell," "Freedom Evolves" and "Darwin's Dangerous Idea."

Stories by Daniel C. Dennett
Pastors Who Don’t Believe: Can Churches Support Them?

How many churches today are led by ministers who have lost their faith? Can churches learn to accept and support them?

How to tell if you’re an atheist

The existence of clergy without belief is neither rare nor trivial.

Open the books, tell the truth

Pope Benedict the XVI cannot escape responsibility for clerical sex abuse scandals in Europe.

Problem of evil and religion’s double standard

There is no “solution” to the problem of evil.

Religious no longer a protected class

Not only is there no media bias against Christianity, but a double-standard exists.

Good without gods

We can all be good for goodness’ sake.

Teach Our Children Well

Teaching about all world religions in our public schools is the surest defense against bias.

You Want Facts or Feelings?

Of course faith can affect your health, as various studies have shown. So can faith in new age nonsense. So … Continued

Candidates’ Religious Hypocrisy Won’t Stand

It is fascinating to see how cautiously the candidates are approaching this issue in the run-up to November’s election. Everybody … Continued

Muslims Must Demand Free Speech

The conviction and pending execution of an Afghani student, Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh, for blasphemy is an appalling circumstance, but it … Continued