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Philip Kitcher

Philip Kitcher is the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. An eminent philosopher, he is the author of many books on philosophy, science, literature, and music, including Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism; The Lives to Come: The Genetic Revolution and Human Possibilities; Vaulting Ambition: Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Knowledge; Science, Truth, and Democracy; In Mendel’s Mirror: Philosophical Reflections on Biology; and Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring.  His most recent book is Joyce’s Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegan’s Wake.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2008 Lannan Literary Award for Notable Book Awards