Special tribute: Dan Dennett

Figs in Winter
4 min readApr 21, 2024

The philosopher who argued about mind and evolution

Dan before a talk at Northwestern University, flickr.com/photos/kevinreed/, under CC license.

A couple of days ago Dan Dennett passed away. He was one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th and early 21st century, an original thinker, and certainly someone who didn’t shy from controversy.

I met Dan many years ago, and though we didn’t necessarily see eye to eye on evolution (he was a…