In 1974, Philip Kitcher obtained his PhD from Princeton University in philosophy, history, and the philosophy of science. Since then, he has taught at various American Universities, including, since 1999, Columbia University, where he is currently John Dewey Professor of Philosophy. Author of seventeen books and well over a hundred scholarly articles, his writings range over philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of biology, ethics, epistemology, and political philosophy as well as the philosophy of literature and music. He has served as President of the American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division) and as editor-in-chief of Philosophy of Science (1994–1999). He is a Fellow of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society. In the spring of 2018, he was elected an Honorary Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge, where from 1966–1969 he was an undergraduate.
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