March 16, 2010
James A. Little Theater
Daniel Dennett, University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University, Center for Cognitive Studies; Inaugural Miller Scholar, Santa Fe Institute
Religions have probably changed more in the last two centuries than they changed in the last two millennia, and perhaps they will change more in the next twenty years than they have in the last two centuries. Dennett discusses religions as intricately designed cultural survivors. He examines how and why their parts work together as they do and explores how we can respond thoughtfully to the challenges they currently suggest.
The lecture is generously underwritten by Los Alamos National Bank and by Joy and Phil LeCuyer.
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