“There is No Such Thing as Philosophy-Free Science. There is Only Science Whose Philosophical Baggage is Taken on Board Without Examination.” — Daniel Dennett (1942-2024)

[ 3 minutes to read ] Daniel Clement Dennett III, a towering figure in philosophy and cognitive science, who profoundly influenced our understanding of consciousness, religion, and free will, has passed away at the age of 82. This quotation encapsulates Dennett’s lifelong argument that all scientific inquiry is deeply interwoven with philosophical assumptions. His death marks the end of an era […]