One of America's foremost public intellectuals will discuss that question later this week. Daniel Dennett will speak on Friday, February 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in G-20 Ming Hsieh Hall.
Dennett's lecture, titled "How, When and Why Can We Trust Our Brains?", is hosted by the Department of Philosophy in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.
Dennett is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, where he has taught since 1971. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1987, and his many academic honors include two Guggenheim Fellowships and a Fulbright Fellowship. He has written more than 400 scholarly articles and numerous books, most recently "From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds."
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