Dan Dennett

Cute, sexy, sweet, funny

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Why are babies cute? Why is cake sweet? Philosopher Dan Dennett has answers you wouldn't expect, as he shares evolution's counterintuitive reasoning on cute, sweet and sexy things (plus a new theory from Matthew Hurley on why jokes are funny).

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Dan Dennett · Philosopher, cognitive scientist

Dan Dennett argues that human consciousness and free will are the result of physical processes.

Dan Dennett argues that human consciousness and free will are the result of physical processes.