Pragmatism, Naturalism, and Moral Objectivity
Dalhousie University October 4-5, 2013
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Keynote Address by Philip Kitcher: “Rethinking Ethics”
Philip Kitcher was born in 1947 in London (U.K.). He received his B.A. from Cambridge University and his Ph.D. from Princeton. He has taught at several American Universities, and is currently John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia. He is the author of books on topics ranging from the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of biology, the growth of science, the role of science in society, naturalistic ethics, Wagner’s Ring and Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. 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. He has been named a “Friend of Darwin” by the National Committee on Science Education, and received a Lannan Foundation Notable Book Award for Living With Darwin. In 2011, two new books were published: Science in a Democratic Society (Prometheus Books) and The Ethical Project (Harvard University Press). During 2011-12, he was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, where he was partially supported by a prize from the Humboldt Foundation. His collection of essays, Preludes to Pragmatism, was published in September 2012 by Oxford University Press, and Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach will appear from Columbia University Press in 2013. You can visit his personal website here.