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Hubert Dreyfus

Hubert Dreyfus (1929—) is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkley. He is an active philosopher in the fields of existentialism, philosophy of mind and philosophy in literature.

Dreyfus is best known for his work on Martin Heidegger, and for his criticism of artificial intelligence. He is also a well-respected interpreter of Husserl, Foucault.

Dreyfus is also well known among philosophy students, having begun webcasting many of his college courses at Berkley beginning in 2006. His courses became popular on iTunes among those interested in studying philosophy.

Selected Works

  • What Computers Can't Do: The Limits of Artificial Intelligence (1972)
  • Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I (1991)
  • What Computers Still Can't Do: A Critique of Artificial Reason (1992)
  • On the Internet (2002)


Name: Hubert Lederer Dreyfus
Born: October 15, 1929
Degrees: B.A. (Harvard, 1951)
M.A. (Harvard, 1952)
Ph.D. (Harvard, 1964)