CFI DC Fundraising Luncheon with Daniel Dennett (Separate Registration Required)

Please join us in welcoming Daniel Dennett to CFI-DC for a private members-only fundraising luncheon. We are very pleased to host this event at Busboys and Poets at 14th & V. Professor Dennett will be discussing his latest book Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking.


We have reserved the Langston Room. Please note that this event is only open to CFI-DC Friends of the Center.

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking offers seventy-seven of Dennett’s most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life’s most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will. With patience and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his thinking tools to gain traction on these thorny issues while offering readers insight into how and why each tool was built.

Alongside well-known favorites like Occam’s Razor and reductio ad absurdum lie thrilling descriptions of Dennett’s own creations: Trapped in the Robot Control Room, Beware of the Prime Mammal, and The Wandering Two-Bitser. Ranging across disciplines as diverse as psychology, biology, computer science, and physics, Dennett’s tools embrace in equal measure light-heartedness and accessibility as they welcome uninitiated and seasoned readers alike. As always, his goal remains to teach you how to "think reliably and even gracefully about really hard questions."

Daniel Dennett is is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University and the author of numerous books including Breaking the Spell, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, and Consciousness Explained.

Admission:  $45  |  Includes:

  • Full lunch including choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert (vegetarian and vegan options available)
  • Unlimited coffee and fountain drinks
  • Gratuity

Admission + Book:  $70  |  Includes:

  • All of the above
  • Signed copy of Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

The venue is wheelchair accessible.


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  • Brian E.

    Some photos from the luncheon are here:­

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • nondescript

    It was great to see Daniel Dennett again. His talk was interesting, as was the table talk.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got the book from Amazon today. IT LOOKS AWESOME! Our UU Humanist Group will be discussing it over three sessions: May 20, June 3, and June 17 at 7PM 333 Dubois Rd Annapolis. Looking forward to meeting Professor Dennett and all of you on Thursday.

    May 6, 2013

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