Philip Kitcher, PhD

Philip Kitcher, PhD

Philip Kitcher is John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He specializes in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of biology, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of literature, and, more recently, pragmatism. Prior to teaching at Columbia, Kitcher taught at the University of Vermont, Vassar College, the University of Minnesota, the University of Michigan, and for several years at the University of California, San Diego, where he held the position of Presidential Professor of Philosophy.

Professor Kitcher is the author of twelve books, including The Ethical Project; Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith; In Mendel's Mirror: Philosophical Reflections on Biology; Science, Truth, and Democracy and The Lives to Come: The Genetic Revolution and Human Possibilities. He was the first recipient of the Prometheus Prize awarded by the American Philosophical Association for "lifetime contribution to expanding the frontiers of research in philosophy and science." He is also the winner of many other awards, most recently the Award for Distinguished Service to the Columbia Core Curriculum, the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award from Columbia University, the Lannan Foundation Notable Book Award (given for Living with Darwin), and the Friend of Darwin Award (given by the National Committee on Science Education).

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