Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar: Philip Kitcher

Thursday, March 9, 2017 (All day)
Photo of Philip Kitcher
Philip Kitcher is John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. His books include Living with Darwin (Lannan Foundation Notable Book Award), Science in a Democratic Society, The Ethical Project, Preludes to Pragmatism, Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach and Life After Faith. A book on climate change, The Seasons Alter: How to Save our Planet in Six Acts, written with Evelyn Fox Keller, will be published by W.W. Norton in April. 11am - 12:15pm, Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre: Kitcher discusses ethical obligations in regard to experimentation on animals (the discussion also includes risks vs. benefits of genetic manipulation). 6pm - 8pm, Humanities Building, Room 587: Bay Area Philosophy of Science working group. Debates concerning what to do about climate change -- and whether to do anything at all -- turn on six major questions. Free.
Phi Beta Kappa Omicron chapter of California, College of Liberal & Creative Arts, Philosophy Department
Masahiko Minami
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Past president of the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division and a former editor-in-chief of Philosophy of Science, he was the first recipient of the APA’s Prometheus Prize in recognition of his “contribution to expanding the frontiers of research in philosophy and science.” He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been honored by Columbia with its Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award and Distinguished Service to the Columbia College Core Curriculum Award. He has been a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and, in fall 2015, was the Daimler Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He received the Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professorship in Philosophy in 2003 – 2004.