Daniel Dennett for AFC lecture

02 March 2009

The Academic Freedom Committee will host a public lecture, presented by Professor Daniel Dennett, on Tuesday, 31 March.

Dennett's lecture will be titled What should you be free to teach your children about religion? Dennett is the Austin B Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and University Professor at Tufts University, where he is also co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies.

He is an eminent philosopher who has made important contributions to the philosophies of mind, science and biology, and is the author of numerous influential books, including Brainstorms, Elbow Room, Consciousness Explained, and Darwin's Dangerous Idea.

Dennett's most recent book, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, is considered by some to be the most sophisticated of the recent flurry of books criticising theism and religion.

The lecture takes place in Leslie Lecture Theatre 2A, Leslie Social Sciences Building, and starts at 13h00.

Seats will not be reserved and entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Denise Benjamin on 021 650 2187.

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