His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange will award the American philosopher Daniel C. Dennett (1942) with the Erasmus Prize 2012. The theme of theErasmus Prize this year is ‘the cultural meaning of the natural sciences’. Daniel Dennett is praised for his ability to translate the cultural significance of science and technology to a broad audience. The Erasmus Prize is an annual award for a person who has made an exceptional contribution to culture, society or social science. The prize money is a sum of Euro 150,000.
The award ceremony will take place on 14 November in the Royal Palace, Amsterdam.