Philip Kitcher is John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He is co-author (with Evelyn Fox Keller) of The Seasons Alter: How to Save our Planet in Six Acts (W. W. Norton) as well as author of Science in a Democratic Society (Prometheus Books).
The Ashtray Has Landed: The Case of Morris v. Kuhn
Much of "The Ashtray" is witty, ebullient, and generous. Errol Morris shares his wide range of interests, and his enthusiasm for philosophy is infectious....
In American politics, we aren’t witnessing an unprecedented outbreak of lying. Another term is more appropriate: bullshit....
What Do We Owe Our Planet?
If humanity were originally charged with the stewardship of this world, as Genesis claims, then it is easy to think we have failed in our duties....
Future Frankensteins: The Ethics of Genetic Intervention
Philip Kitcher looks at two new books about ethical quagmire of genetic modifications....
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