Philip Kitcher is currently John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of many books and articles on a wide range of philosophical topics. He has been president of the American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division) and Editor-in-Chief of Philosophy of Science. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was also the first recipient of the Prometheus Prize, awarded by the American Philosophical Association for work in expanding the frontiers of Science and Philosophy. Among his recent books are Science in a Democratic Society (Prometheus Books), The Ethical Project (Harvard University Press), Preludes to Pragmatism (Oxford University Press), Life after Faith (Yale University Press), and The Seasons Alter: How to Save our Planet in Six Acts (co-authored with Evelyn Fox Keller, Norton/Liveright, 2017). During 2011–’12, he was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, where he was partially supported by a prize from the Humboldt Foundation. In the autumn of 2015, he was the Daimler Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.
Future Frankensteins: The Ethics of Genetic Intervention
Philip Kitcher looks at two new books about ethical quagmire of genetic modifications....