Daniel Dennett is 2018 Charles Darwin Scholar. He is the author of many books, including Breaking the Spell (Viking, 2006), Darwin’s Dangerous Idea (Simon and Schuster, 1995), and recently From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds (Norton, 2017). Dennett is the Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He has delivered many talks, including not only the John Locke Lectures at Oxford in 1983, but also the Young Lectures at Adelaide in 1985. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, two Fulbright Fellowships, and five honorary doctorates. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science, and he has been awarded the Erasmus Prize (the highest, academic honour in the Netherlands—an honour bequeathed by Queen Beatrice in Amsterdam).