“There is no such thing as philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination.”
Daniel Dennett is a philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centres on philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. He is the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Dennett is an atheist and secularist, a member of the Secular Coalition for America advisory board, and a member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is often referred to as one of the "Four Horsemen of New Atheism", along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens. A prolific author, he has written over a dozen books including the bestsellers ‘Consciousness Explained’ and ‘Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon’.
“In the course of forty years, and more than a dozen books, Dennett has endeavoured to explain how a soulless world could have given rise to a soulful one.” - The New Yorker