Daniel Dennett is a University Professor, Austin B. Fletcher, Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.
His books include: Consciousness Explained (1991); Darwin's Dangerous Idea (1995); Freedom Evolves (2003); and Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (2006).
He biases his craft, philosophy, towards atheism. His biggest mistake as of the last few years has been to get involved in the New Atheist movement wherein he has lost vast amounts of credibility by for example, proposing philosophically bankrupt arguments that are tailor made to protect his chosen worldview.
For instance, he argues that the atheist Joseph Stalin was, in reality, a theist because Stalin believed in a god who told him right from wrong and that god was Stalin himself. Therefore, his conclusion is that theism is to blame for evil done in its name (a fallacy of its own) and that theism can also be blamed for evil done by atheists who admit to premising their actions on atheism.