Philip Stuart Kitcher                              November 2003



Higher Education


            Christ's College, Cambridge; 1966-1969, B.A. 1969, (M.A. 1996).

            (First class honours in Mathematics/History and Philosophy of Science)


            Princeton University; 1969-1973; Ph.D. 1974

            (Department of Philosophy/Program in History and Philosophy of Science)





            Henry Schuman Prize, 1971


            University of Vermont Summer Research Grant, 1975


            University of Vermont Summer Research Grant, 1979


            NEH Summer Research Grant, 1979


            ACLS Study Fellowship, 1981-82


            University of Vermont Distinguished Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences, 1983


            NEH Fellowship for College Teachers, 1983-84


            NEH Grant for Institute to Investigate a Possible New Consensus in Philosophy of Science (Joint Principal Investigator with C. Wade Savage)


            Imre Lakatos Award (co-winner with Michael Friedman)  1986.  Awarded for Vaulting Ambition.


            NEH Fellowship for University Teachers 1988-89 (declined)


            John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 1988-89


            Principal Investigator, five-year NSF Research and Training Grant for the development of a Science Studies Center at UCSD. (Awarded Fall 1990).


            Revelle College (UCSD) Distinguished Teaching Award, 1990.


Appointed Presidential Professor 4/1/1993


UCSD Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award 1993


Library of Congress, Senior Fellow: Bio-Ethics Issues in Molecular Genetics, 1993-94.


Vice-President, American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division), 1996-97.

            President, American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division), 1997-98.


Revelle College (UCSD) Outstanding Faculty Award 1999


Fellow: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 2002)


Phi Beta Kappa Romanell professor, 2003-4



Teaching Experience


            Vassar College: Assistant Professor, Philosophy, 1973-74.


            University of Vermont: Assistant Professor, Philosophy, 1974-Fall 1978


            University of Michigan: Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Winter 1979


            University of Vermont: Associate Professor, Philosophy, 1979-1983


            University of Minnesota:

                        Professor, Philosophy, 1983-1986.  

Director, Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science, 1984-1986.


            University of California/San Diego:

                        Professor, Philosophy, 1986-1993

Faculty Coordinator for Science Studies, 1989-1991

                        Presidential Professor, 1993-1999.


Columbia University:

Professor of Philosophy, 1998-present.

John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, 2003-present




(a)        Books


1.         Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism. MIT Press, 1982 (paperback 1983).

Chapter 2 has been reprinted in:  Michael Bratman and John Perry (eds) Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford University Press),  Steven Cahn, Patricia Kitcher, and George Sher (eds) Reason At Work (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), and Norman Bowie (ed) The Philosophical Tradition.  Chapters 2-4 also appear in Polish in a Polish volume on the Creation-Evolution controversy.    Parts also appear in Robert Solomon et. al. (eds.)  Twenty Questions (Harcourt Brace), and in E. Klemke (eds) Readings in the Philosophy of Science.   Chapter 1 is to appear in Helen Lauer (ed) History and Philosophy of Science for Science Students Committed in Africa (Unesco).   A translation of the entire book into Korean will appear from EJ Books (Seoul).


2.         The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge.  Oxford University Press, 1983 (paperback 1984).

Chapter 7 is reprinted in Thomas Tymoczko (ed) New Directions in the Philosophy of Mathematics (Birkhauser, 1987).   A translation into Portuguese is currently in preparation.  A French translation is under contract with Payot.   Parts have also been translated into Chinese.


3.         Vaulting Ambition: Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Nature.  MIT Press, 1985 (paperback 1987).


4.         The Advancement of Science, Oxford University Press, April 1993 (paper January 1995).

Parts of Chapter 4 are reprinted in Robert Klee (ed) Scientific Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science (Oxford University Press, 1998).   Other parts of Chapter 4 are reprinted in J. Arthur and W. Throop (eds) Reason and Culture (Prentice-Hall, forthcoming).

A translation into Spanish has been published by UNAM Press.  A Korean translation is in preparation.


5.         The Lives to Come: The Genetic Revolution and Human Possibilities (Simon.and Schuster [U.S.], Penguin [U.K.], January 1996, paperback editions 1997).  

A German translation has been published by Luchterhand under the title Genetik und Ethik.   A Greek translation has been published by the University of Patras Press. A Spanish translation has been published by UNAM press..   The American paperback contains a postscript on cloning, almost identical with the article “Whose Self is it, Anyway?” (The Sciences, see below).   That postscript is reprinted in Barbara MacKinnon (ed) Human Cloning: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (University of Illinois Press), and in Glenn McGee (ed) The Human Cloning Debate (Berkeley Hills Books).   Chapter 8 appears in W. Glannon Bioethics (Oxford University Press).   Extracts appear in Mark Rothstein Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy (West Publishing, 2002); and in Brenda Spatt Writing From Sources (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002).


6.         Science, Truth, and Democracy, Oxford University Press, 2001; paperback 2003.


7.         In Mendel’s Mirror: Philosophical Reflections on Biology, Oxford University Press, 2003.   (This is a collection of seventeen of my articles: articles numbers 21, 22, 24, 38, 43, 45, 51, 54, 55, 59, 70, 72, 82,83, 84, 92, 93).


8.         Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring, co-authored with Richard Schacht, Oxford University Press, February 2004.





(b)        Articles


            1.         "Fluxions, Limits and Infinite Littlenesse", Isis, 64, 1973, 33-49.


2.         "Kant and the Foundations of Mathematics", Philosophical Review, LXXIV, 1975, 23-50.

Reprinted in Carl Posy (ed) Kant's Philosophy of Mathematics, Dordrecht: Reidel, 1992.  


3.         "Bolzano's Ideal of Algebraic Analysis", Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 6, 1975, 229-271.


            4.         "Hilbert's Epistemology", Philosophy of Science, 43, 1976, 99-115.


5.         "Explanation, Conjunction and Unification", Journal of Philosophy, LXXIII, 1976, 207-212.


            6.         "Fictionalizers", Philosophical Studies, 30, 1976, 19-27.


7.         "Positive Understatement: The Logic of Attributive Adjectives", Journal of Philosophical Logic, 7, 1978, 1-17.


            8.         "The Nativist's Dilemma", Philosophical Quarterly, 28, 1978, 1-16.


            9.         "The Plight of the Platonist", Nous, XII, 1978, 119-136.


10.       "Theories, Theorists and Theoretical Change", Philosophical Review, LXXXVII, 1978, 519-547.

Reprinted in Volume II of The Philosopher's Annual (1978).  Also in Spanish in an anthology entitled Filosofia de la Ciencia, and in Y. Balashov and A.Rosenberg (eds) Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings, Routledge, 2001.


11.       "Frege's Epistemology", Philosophical Review, LXXXVIII, 1979, 235-262.

Reprinted in Hans Sluga (ed) The Philosophy of Frege (New York: Garland, 1993), Volume I.


            12.       "A Priori Knowledge", Philosophical Review, LXXIX, 1980, 3-23.

Reprinted in Volume IV of The Philosopher's Annual (1980), and in Hilary Kornblith (ed) Naturalized Epistemology (Bradford Books/MIT Press: 1985).    Reprinted in R. Goodman and R Snyder (eds) Contemporary Epistemology (Prentice-Hall, 1993).   Also in Albert Casullo (ed) A Priori Knowledge (Dartmouth Press/International Research Library of Philosophy).   Also in J. Crumley (ed) Readings in Epistemology (Mayfield). Also in part in Patricia Kitcher (ed) Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Rowman and Allanheld).  Also in Fred Dretske and Sven Bernecker (eds) Knowledge: Readings in contemporary epistemology (Oxford University Press)



            13.       "Arithmetic for the Millian", Philosophical Studies, 37, 1980, 215-236.

Reprinted in M. Resnik (ed) Mathematical Objects and Mathematical Knowledge (Dartmouth Press/ International Research Library of Philosophy), in Albert Casullo (ed) A Priori Knowledge (Dartmouth Press/International Research Library of Philosophy), and in V. Sanchez-Valencia (ed) Mill: General Philosophy (Ashgate/International Library of Critical Essays in the History of Philosophy).


14.       "Apriority and Necessity", Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 58, 1980, 89-101.

Reprinted in Paul Moser (ed) A Priori Knowledge (Oxford Readings in Philosophy, Oxford University Press: 1987).


            15.       "Mathematical Rigor -- Who Needs It?", Nous, XV, 1981, 469-93.


16.       "How Kant Almost Wrote `Two Dogmas of Empiricism' (And Why He Didn't)", Philosophical Topics, 12, 1981, 217-249.

 (This volume of Philosophical Topics also appears as Essays on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, edited by J.N.Mohanty and Robert Shahan, University of Oklahoma Press). Also reprinted in part in Patricia Kitcher (ed) Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Rowman and Allanheld).  


            17.       "Explanatory Unification", Philosophy of Science, 48, 1981, 507-31.

Reprinted in:  Joseph Pitt (ed) Scientific Explanation (Oxford Readings in Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1987) and, with a postscript, in German translation, in G.Schurz (ed) Erklaren und Verstehen in den Wissenschaften (Oldenburg-Verlag, Vienna-Munich, 1988).   Reprinted in Richard Boyd, Philip Gasper, and J.D. Trout (eds) Readings in the Philosophy of Science (Bradford Books, MIT Press, 1991), in D. Rothbart (ed.) Science, Reason, and Reality  (Harcourt Brace), in E. Klemke (eds) Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science, and in T. Schick (ed) Readings in the Philosophy of Science: From Positivism to Postmodernism (Mayfield Publishing Co., forthcoming).


18.       "Genes", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 33, 1982, 337-359.

Reprinted in J. Worrall (ed) Philosophy of the Natural Sciences (Dartmouth Press).


19.       "Kant's Philosophy of Science", Midwest Studies in Philosophy, VIII, 1983, 387-407.

Reprinted in Allen Wood (ed) Kant on Self and Nature (Cornell University Press, 1984).


20.       "Implications of Incommensurability", in P.Asquith and T.Nickles (eds) PSA 1982, Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association, 689-703.


            21.       "Species", Philosophy of Science, 51, 1984, 308-333.  

Reprinted in Marc Ereshefsky (ed) The Units of Evolution (Bradford Books, MIT Press, 1991).


22.       "1953 and All That. A Tale of Two Sciences", Philosophical Review, XCIII, 1984, 335-373.

Reprinted in Volume VII of The Philosopher's Annual (1984).  Reprinted in Richard Boyd, Philip Gasper, and J.D. Trout (eds) Readings in the Philosophy of Science (Bradford Books, MIT Press, 1991).   Reprinted in Elliott Sober (ed)  Conceptual Issues of Evolutionary Biology (2nd edition), (Bradford Books, MIT Press, 1994).   Reprinted in Martin Curd and Jan Cover (eds) Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues (Norton).


23.       "Against the Monism of the Moment", Philosophy of Science, 51, 1984, 616-630.


24.       "Darwin's Achievement", in N.Rescher (ed) Reason and Rationality in Science, University Press of America, 1985, 127-189.


25.       "Two Approaches to Explanation", Journal of Philosophy, LXXXII, 1985, 632-639.


26.       "Frege, Dedekind, and the Philosophy of Mathematics", in L.Haaparanta and J.Hintikka (eds) Frege Synthesized, D.Reidel (Synthese Library), 1986, 299-343.

Reprinted in Hans Sluga (ed) The Philosophy of Frege (New York: Garland, 1993) Volume II.


27.       "Projecting the Order of Nature", in Robert Butts (ed) Kant's Philosophy of Physical Science, D.Reidel (University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science), 1986, 201-235.

Reprinted in Patricia Kitcher (ed) Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Rowman and Allanheld).


28.       "Why Not The Best?", in John Dupre (ed) The Latest on the Best: Essays on Optimality and Evolution, Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1987, 77-102.


29.       "Mathematical Naturalism", in William Aspray and Philip Kitcher (eds) Essays on the History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics, University of Minnesota Press (Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science), 1987. 

Also in Russian in the Proceedings of the Soviet Seminar (edited by A. Barabashev).


30.       "Imitating Selection",  in Sidney Fox and Mae-Wan Ho (eds) Metaphors in the New Evolutionary Paradigm, John Wiley and Sons, 1987.


31.       Precis of Vaulting Ambition and Reply to twenty-two commentators ("Confessions of a Curmudgeon"), The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 10, March 1987, 61-100.


32.       "Ghostly Whispers: Mayr, Ghiselin and the `Philosophers' on the Ontology of Species", Biology and Philosophy, 2, 1987, 184-192.


33.       "On the Crest of `La Nouvelle Vague'", International Studies Quarterly, 31, 1987, 45-52.


34.       "Van Fraassen on Explanation" (with Wesley Salmon), Journal of Philosophy, 84, 1987, 315-330.

Reprinted in Volume X of The Philosopher's Annual.   Reprinted in David Hillel Rubin (ed) Explanation (Oxford Readings in Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1993).


35.       "The Transformation of Human Sociobiology",  in A.Fine and P.Machamer (eds) PSA 1986, Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association, Volume II, (1987), 63-74.


36.       "Mathematical Progress", Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 42, 1988, 518-540.


37.       "Misrepresentation and Responsibility in Medical Research", (with Robert Engler, James Covell, Paul Friedman, and Richard Peters), New England Journal of Medicine, 317, 1988, 1383-1389.


38.       "The Return of the Gene", (with Kim Sterelny), Journal of Philosophy, 85, 1988, 335-358.

Reprinted in Richard Boyd, Philip Gasper, and J.D. Trout (eds) Readings in the Philosophy of Science (Bradford Books, MIT Press, 1991) and in David Hull and Michael Ruse (eds) Readings in the Philosophy of Biology (Oxford University Press).


39.       "The Animal Within: Biology and the Social Sciences", LSE Quarterly, 2, 1988, 339-359.


40.       "The Child as Parent of the Scientist", Mind and Language, 3, 1988, 217-228.


41.       "The Foundations of Mathematics", in G.Cantor, M.J.S.Hodge, and R.Olby (eds) Companion to the History of Science, Routledge, 1989, 677-689.


42.       "Explanatory Unification and the Causal Structure of the World", in Philip Kitcher and Wesley Salmon (eds), Scientific Explanation, University of Minnesota Press (Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Volume XIII), 1989, 410-505.

Reprinted in part in Robert Klee (ed) Scientific Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science (Oxford University Press, 1998).  Reprinted in part in Y.Balashov and A. Rosenberg (eds) Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings, Routledge 2001


43.       "Some Puzzles About Species", in Michael Ruse (ed) What the Philosophy of Biology Is: Essays for David Hull (Reidel, 1989) 183-208.


44.       "Theory Structure and Theory Change in Contemporary Molecular Biology" (with Sylvia Culp), British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 40, 1989, 459-483.


45.       "Developmental Decomposition and the Future of Human Behavioral Ecology", Philosophy of Science, 57, 1990, 96-117.


46.       "The Division of Cognitive Labor", The Journal of Philosophy, 87, 1990, 5-22.


47.       "The Illusory Riches of Sober's Monism", The Journal of Philosophy, 87, 1990, 158-161 (co-authored with Kim Sterelny and C. Kenneth Waters).


48.      "Persuasion", in Marcello Pera and William Shea (eds) Persuading Science: The Art of Scientific Rhetoric, Science History Publications, 1991, 3-27. 

Also in Italian in Pera e Shea L'arte della persuasione scientifica (Milano: Guerini, 1992) 17-47.


            49.       "The Naturalists Return" Philosophical Review, 101, 1992, 53-114.

Reprinted in John Losee (ed) New Conceptions of Philosophy of Science: Descriptivism, Normative Naturalism, Methodological Foundationalism, (Dordrecht: Kluwer).   Also reprinted in Portuguese in Cad. Hist. Filosof. Cie. 8, 2000, 27-108.


50.       "Authority, Deference, and the Role of Individual Reasoning", in Ernan McMullin (ed) The Social Dimensions of Scientific Knowledge, University of Notre Dame Press, 1992.


51.       "Vier Arten die Moral zu biologisieren", in Kurt Bayertz (ed) Evolution und Ethik: Biologische Grundlagen der Moral?, Stuttgart: Reclam, 1992. 

 Also in English ("Four Ways of Biologicizing Ethics") in Elliott Sober (ed) Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology  (Bradford Books, MIT Press, 1994).


52.       "Gene", in Evelyn Fox Keller and Elisabeth Lloyd (eds) Keywords in Evolution, Harvard University Press, 1992. 128-131.


53.       "Knowledge, Society, and History", Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 23, 1993, 155-178.


            54.       "Function and Design", in Midwest Studies in Philosophy, XVIII, 1993.

Reprinted in Colin Allen (ed) Nature’s Purposes, in David Buller (ed) Function, Selection, and Design (SUNY Press) and in David Hull and Michael Ruse Readings in the Philosophy of Biology (Oxford University Press).


55.       "The Evolution of Human Altruism", The Journal of Philosophy,  90, 1993, 497-516.

                        Reprinted in Volume XVI of The Philosopher’s Annual.


56.       "Contrasting Conceptions of Social Epistemology", in F. Schmitt (ed) Social Epistemology (Rowman and Allanheld, 1994)


57.       "The Unity of Science and the Unity of Nature", in P. Parrini (ed) Kant's Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1994.


58.       Précis of The Advancement of Science, and Responses to Critics (Isaac Levi, Peter Machamer, Richard Miller and Dudley Shapere), Book Symposium, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, September 1995.


59.       “Evolution of Altruism in Optional and Compulsory Games”, (with John Batali), Journal of Theoretical Biology, September 1995.


60.       “Who’s Afraid of the Human Genome Project?”, in PSA 1994 (edited by M. Forbes and R. Burian; East Lansing: Philosophy of Science Association, 1995).

Reprinted in David Hull and Michael Ruse (eds) Readings in the Philosophy of Biology (Oxford University Press).


61.       "The Cognitive Functions of Scientific Rhetoric", in Henry Krips, J.E. McGuire, and Trevor Melia (eds)  Science and Rhetoric.  (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press).


62.       “Mill, Mathematics, and the Naturalist Tradition”, in J.M.A. Skorupski (ed.)  The Cambridge Companion to Mill (Cambridge University Press, 1999), 57-111.


63.       “A Prioristic Yearnings: A Critical Study of Michael Friedman’s Kant and the Exact Sciences”, in Erkenntnis 1997.


64.       Introduction to Special Issue on Science and Ethics, Perspectives on Science, 1997, (co-authored with Nancy Cartwright).


65.       “An Argument about Free Inquiry”, Noûs, 31, 1997, 279-306.


66.       “A Plea for Science Studies”,  in Noretta Koertge (ed) A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science,  Oxford University Press, 1998, 32-56.

Reprinted in Spanish in Talon de Aquiles (Chile)


67.       “Psychological Altruism, Evolutionary Origins, and Moral Rules”, Philosophical Studies, 89, 1998, 283-316.


68.       “Truth or Consequences?”, Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, 72 number 2, 1998, 49-63.


69.       “Games Social Animals Play: Commentary on Brian Skyrms’ Evolution of the Social Contract”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 59, 1999, 221-228.


70.       “Race, Ethnicity, Biology, Culture”, in Leonard Harris (ed)  Concepts of Racism, New York: Prometheus Books, 1999, 87-117.


71.       “Patients in the Twenty-First Century: The Impact of Preventive Medicine”, in Dana Cook Grossman and Heinz Valtin (eds) Great Issues for Medicine in the Twenty-First Century: Ethical and Social Issues Arising out of Advances in the Biomedical Sciences, New York: Annals of the New York Academy of Science, Volume 882.


72.       “The Hegemony of Molecular Biology”, Biology and Philosophy,14, 1999, 195-210.

To be reprinted in Greek in a volume edited by James Lennox.


73.       “Essence and Perfection”, Ethics, 110, 1999, 59-83.


74.       “Unification as a Regulative Ideal”, Philosophical Perspectives, 7, 1999, 337-48.


75.       “Refining the Causal Theory of Reference for Natural Kind Terms” (with P. Kyle Stanford), Philosophical Studies 97, 2000, 99-129.


76.       “A Priori Knowledge Revisited”, in P. Boghossian and C. Peacocke (eds) New Essays on the A Priori, Oxford University Press, 2000, 65-91.


77.       “Reasonable People”, in James Fetzer (ed) Science, Explanation, and Rationality: The Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel, Oxford University Press, 2000, 243-264.


78.       “Patterns of Scientific Controversy”, A. Baltas, P.Machamer and M. Pera (eds.) Scientific Controversies, Oxford University Press, 2000, 21-39.


79.       “Some Pictures Are Worth 2À0 Sentences”, (with Achille Varzi), Philosophy, 75, 2000, 377-381.


80.       “Reviving The Sociology of Science”, in PSA 1998, Volume II (supplementary volume of Philosophy of Science, 67, 2000), S33-44.


81.       “Parfit’s Puzzle”, Noûs, 34, 2000, 550-577.

            Reprinted in volume XXIII of The Philosopher’s Annual


82.       “Utopian Eugenics and Social Inequality”,  in Phillip Sloan (ed) Implications of the Human Genome Project, University of Notre Dame Press, 2000, 229-262.


83.      “Battling the Undead: How (and How Not) to Resist Genetic Determinism”, in Rama Singh, Costas Krimbas, Diane Paul, and John Beatty (eds) Thinking About Evolution: Historical, Philosophical and Political Perspectives, Cambridge University Press, 2001, 396-414.


84.       “Infectious Ideas”, The Monist, 84 number 3, 2001, 368-391.


85.       “Knowledge and Tradition”, Philosophical Topics, 29, 2001,251-270


86.       “Real Realism: The Galilean Strategy”, Philosophical Review, 110, 2001, 151-197.


87.       “Carl G. Hempel”, in A.P. Martinich and David Sosa (eds) A Companion to Analytic Philosophy, Blackwell, 2001, 148-159.


88.       “Creating Perfect People”, in Justine Burley and John Harris (eds) Blackwell Companion to Genethics, Blackwell, 2002, 229-242.


89.       “On the Explanatory Role of Correspondence Truth”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 64, 2002, 346-364.

To be reprinted in a volume of essays on truth edited by Fred Schmitt, forthcoming from Blackwell.


90.       “The Role of Social Psychology in a Theory of Science”, in P. Carruthers, S. Stich, and M. Siegel (eds) The Cognitive Basis of Science, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, 263-281.


91.       “Veritistic Value and the Project of Social Epistemology”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 64, 2002, 191-8.


92.       “Pop Sociobiology Reborn: The Evolutionary Psychology of Sex and Violence”, (with A. Leah Vickers), in Cheryl Travis (ed) Evolution, Gender, and Rape, Cambridge MA.: MIT Press, 2002, 139-168.


93.       “Born Again Creationism”, Robert Pennock (ed) Intelligent design Creationism, MIT Press, 2002, 257-287.


94.       “Scientific Knowledge”, in Paul Moser (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology, New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 385-407.


95.       “The Third Way” and “Reply to Helen Longino”, Philosophy of Science, 69, 549-559, 569-572.


96.       “Giving Darwin His Due”, in J. Hodge and G. Radick (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 399-420.


97.       “The Scientist’s Role”, Annual John Wesley Powell Lecture to the South-Western and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, published as an individual pamphlet in the Division’s Series, 2003, 1-28.


98.       “What Kinds of Science Should Be Done?”, in Alan Lightman, Dan Sarewitz, and Christina Dresser (eds) Living With the Genie, Washington D.C.: Island Press, 2003, 201-224


99.       “The Many-Sided Conflict Between Science and Religion”, to appear in William Mann (ed) The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Religion, Oxford: Blackwell


100.     “Global Health and the Scientific Research Agenda”, (with James Flory), Philosophy and Public Affairs, 32, 2004, 36-65


101.     “Responsible Biology”, forthcoming in Bioscience


102.     “Biology and Ethics”, to appear in David Copp (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Ethics, New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.


103.     “The Ends of the Sciences”, to appear in Brian Leiter (ed) The Future of Philosophy, New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.


104.     “Philosophy of Biology”, to appear in The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy edited by Frank Jackson and Michael Smith.


105.     “Philosophy of Science”, to appear in the next edition of Encyclopedia Britannica.


106.     “A Pragmatist’s Progress: The Varieties of James’ Strategies for Defending Religion”, forthcoming in Wayne Proudfoot (ed) William James and a Science of Religions, Columbia University Press, 2004


107.     “On the Autonomy of the Sciences”, forthcoming in Philosophy Today


108.     “History and the Sciences”, with Daniel Immerwahr, to appear in a volume edited by Daniel Herwitz and Michael Kelly


109.     “Authority and Judgment in the Ring”, with Richard Schacht, to appear in a volume edited by Lydia Goehr and Dniel Herwitz


110.     “ ‘A Priori’ ”, to appear in Paul Guyer (ed) The Cambridge Companion to Kant (second edition), Cambridge University Press


111.     “Evolutionary Theory and the Social Uses of Biology”, Biology and Philosophy, 19, 2004, 1-15



(c)        Popular, Pedagogical, and Miscellaneous Other Publications


"Remarks on Teaching Philosophy of Science", Teaching Philosophy, 2, 1976, 115-119.


            "Darwin, The Bogeyman", The National Forum, 63, Number 2, 1983, 28-39.


"Good Science, Bad Science, Dreadful Science, and Pseudo-Science", The Journal of College Science Teaching, 14, 1985, 168-173.


"The Trouble with Human Sociobiology Is ...", The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1985 (commentary on an article by Daniel Vining).


"The Devil, the Details, and Dr. Dennett", (with Patricia Kitcher), The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1988, (review of Daniel Dennett The Intentional Stance).


            "The Compleat Falsifier", Psychological Inquiry, 2, 1990, 116-117.


“Junior Comes Out Perfect”, The New York Times Magazine (Centenary Issue), Sunday September 29, 1996.  (Also in Italian in Liberal).


“Explanation”, in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


Essay review of Simon LeVay Queer Science, in The Sciences, November-December 1996.


“L’Origine de la Morale”, in La Recherche, March 1997.    Also in Spanish in Mundo Cientifico, March 1997.


“Why There’ll Never Be Another You”, Los Angeles Times, February 25 1997.


“Clones, Sheep, Gnats, and Camels”, New Scientist, March 15 1997


“Whose Self Is It, Anyway?”, The Sciences, September/October 1997 58-62.

Reprinted in Gregory Pence (ed) Flesh of My Flesh: The Ethics of Cloning Humans, Rowman and Littlefield, 1998, 67-75.


“Reconstituted Chicken”, London Review of Books,  October 1997.


“Jeden gibt’s nur einmal”, (interview) Die Zeit, January 15 1998.


“Tall, Slender, Straight, and Intelligent”, London Review of Books, March 5 1998, 15-16.

            Also in part in German in Die Zeit, March 1998.


“You Win, I Win”, London Review of Books, October 15 1988, 28-29.


Das göttliche Kind: selbstgebastelt”, Der Tagesspiegel, November 3 1998, 25.


“What, if anything, is it all about?” (multiple review of recent books in the philosophy of mathematics), Times Literary Supplement, September 11, 1998, 7-9.


“Sea-Shells and Tigers”, London Review of Books, March 18 1999, 31-2.


“Not In My Body, Thank You”, London Review of Books, November 1, 2001, 28-29.





 (d)       Books Edited


PSA 1984, co-edited with Peter Asquith, Philosophy of Science Association, two volumes.


Essays on the History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics, co-edited with William Aspray, University of Minnesota Press (Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science), 1987.

(In addition to my article "Mathematical Naturalism", this volume contains "An Opinionated Introduction", jointly authored by William Aspray and me).


I served as guest editor for a special issue of the Revue Internationale de Philosophie on Philosophy of Mathematics (1988).


Scientific Explanation, co-edited with Wesley Salmon, University of Minnesota Press (Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science), 1989.



(e)        Reviews


Approximately forty book reviews in the following publications: Science, Historia Mathematica, Annals of Science, Isis, Philosophical Review, History and Philosophy of Logic, Evolution, Journal of Higher Education, Philosophical Books, New York Times, Nature, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Times Literary Supplement, Journal of Philosophy.





I have given lectures at many universities in the United States and in Europe, most often to departments of philosophy, but often to a general audience, or to science departments.   Among the named lectures or lecture series that I have given are:


Mead-Swing Lectures, Oberlin College, 1988

Forry Lecture, Amherst College, 1989

Rothman Lecture, UCLA, 1990

Coffa Memorial Lecture, Indiana University, 1991

Miller Lecture, University of Illinois, 1994

Jamieson Lecture, University of London, 1995

Hempel Lectures, Princeton Univesity, 1996

Klopsteg Lecture, Northwestern University, 1997

Dickinson Lecture, Rice University, 1999

Templeton Lecture, Sydney University, 1999

Nelson Lectures, University of Michigan, 2000

Thalheimer Lectures, Johns Hopkins University, 2001

Pentekost Lectures, Universität Bielefeld, 2001

Frey Visitorship Lectures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001

Kant Lectures, Stanford University, 2002

Benjamin Lecture, University of Missouri, 2002

John Wesley Powell Memorial Lecture, South-Western and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003

Romanell Lectures, Columbia University, 2004



Professional Service


            Program Chair, Philosophy of Science Biennial Meeting, 1984.


            Editorial Board, Philosophy of Science, 1985-1994.


Editor-in-Chief, Philosophy of Science, September 1994 -- July 1999.


            Council for Philosophical Studies, 1986-1991.


            Governing Board, Philosophy of Science Association, 1987-91.


Member at large, U.S. Committee, International Union of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science 1988-1993.


Philosophy Editor (Surrogate Delegate) for Oxford University Press (New York) 1994-present


Member, ICSU Working Group on the Ethical Responsibilities of Scientists, 1994-1996.


Member, ICSU Committee on Responsibility and Ethics in Science, 1996 — 1998


Member NIH/DOE Working Group on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project, 1995-1997.


Representative of the American Philosophical Association to Section L of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995-1998.


Member, Board of Electors for the Chair in History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University, 1996—97.


Member, Management Committee, Centre for the Philosophy of Science, London School of Economics, 1996--.


Member, Board of Officers, American Philosophical Association, 1996-99.


Selector, Imre Lakatos Award, 1988-99;  Steering Committee, Imre Lakatos Award, 1999--.


Philosophy Referee for John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 1994—


Philosophy Reader for American Council of Learned Societies, 1998 – .


Philosophy Reader for National Humanities Center, 1998 – .


Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Philosophy, 2000 – .


Mellon Fellowship Committee, 2001 – .