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  1. Philip Kitcher, Philip Kitcher.
    Philosophy is often conceived in the Anglophone world today as a subject that focuses on questions in particular ‘‘core areas,’’ pre-eminently epistemology and metaphysics. This article argues that the contemporary conception is a new version of the scholastic ‘‘self-indulgence for the few’’ of which Dewey complained nearly a century ago. Philosophical questions evolve, and a first task for philosophers is to address issues that arise for their own times. The article suggests that a renewal of philosophy today should turn the (...)
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  2. Philip Kitcher (forthcoming). Authority, Deference, and the Role of Individual Reasoning in Science. The Social Dimensions of Science.
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  3. Philip Kitcher (forthcoming). The Pragmatic Maxim, by Christopher Hookway. Mind:fzu092.
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  4. Philip Kitcher (2014). Extending the Pragmatist Tradition: Replies to Commentators. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 50 (1):97-114,.
    I want to begin by thanking Judith Green for organizing this symposium, and all the contributors for their thoughtful attention to my work.Pragmatism is currently undergoing an apparent revival, with a number of philosophers not normally associated with the movement claiming to have joined the club: following the lead of Dick Rorty, Isaac Levi, and Hilary Putnam, Robert Brandom and Huw Price have also declared their pragmatist allegiance. I, too, have signed on. But, as Seth Joshua Thomas astutely notes in (...)
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  5. Philip Kitcher (2014). The Youth Without Qualities. The Monist 97 (1):12-29.
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  6. Gillian Barker & Philip Kitcher (2013). Philosophy of Science: A New Introduction. Oxford University Press.
  7. Philip Kitcher (2013). Toward a Pragmatist Philosophy of Science. Theoria 28 (2):185-231.
    This article attempts to describe new directions for the general philosophy of science. In the opening section, I take stock of the current situation. The second and third parts explore science as a social enterprise, conceived first as the collective search for knowledge, and then as an institution within society.
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  8. Philip Kitcher (2012). Preludes to Pragmatism: Toward a Reconstruction of Philosophy. Oup Usa.
    In these essays, distinguished philosopher Philip Kitcher argues for a reconstruction of philosophy along the lines of classical Pragmatism.
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  9. Philip Kitcher (2012). Scientific Realism: The Truth in Pragmatism. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 101 (1):171-189.
    The version of modest scientific realism I favor, real realism, does not depend on any weighty metaphysical doctrines about truth. It presupposes that we typically refer to objects that exist independently of ourselves. I argue that this approach can be reconciled with the insights of pragmatism, and that, in consequence, those inclined to pragmatism should have no quarrel with real realism.
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  10. Philip Kitcher (2012). Second Thouhts. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 101 (1):353-389.
    This is a reply to the thoughtful comments offered about my work in other contributions to this volume.
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  11. Wenceslao J. González & Philip Kitcher (eds.) (2011). Scientific Realism and Democratic Society: The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher. Rodopi.
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  12. Philip Kitcher (2011). Epistemology Without History is Blind. Erkenntnis 75 (3):505-524.
    In the spirit of James and Dewey, I ask what one might want from a theory of knowledge. Much Anglophone epistemology is centered on questions that were once highly pertinent, but are no longer central to broader human and scientific concerns. The first sense in which epistemology without history is blind lies in the tendency of philosophers to ignore the history of philosophical problems. A second sense consists in the perennial attraction of approaches to knowledge that divorce knowing subjects from (...)
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  13. Philip Kitcher (2011). John Dewey, radikalni filozof. Filozofska Istraživanja 31 (1).
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  14. Philip Kitcher (2011). Militant Modern Atheism. Journal of Applied Philosophy 28 (1):1-13.
    Militant modern atheism, whose most eloquent champion is Richard Dawkins, provides an effective and necessary critique of fundamentalist forms of religion and their role in political life, both within states and across national boundaries. Because it is also presented as a more general attack on religion (tout court), it has provoked a severe reaction from scholars who regard its conception of religion as shallow and narrow. My aim is to examine this debate, identifying insights and oversights on both sides.Two distinct (...)
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  15. Philip Kitcher (2011). On the Very Idea of a Theory of Evidence. In Gregory J. Morgan (ed.), Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein. Oxford University Press. 84.
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  16. Philip Kitcher (2011). Philosophy Inside Out. Metaphilosophy 42 (3):248-260.
    Abstract: Philosophy is often conceived in the Anglophone world today as a subject that focuses on questions in particular “core areas,” pre-eminently epistemology and metaphysics. This article argues that the contemporary conception is a new version of the scholastic “self-indulgence for the few” of which Dewey complained nearly a century ago. Philosophical questions evolve, and a first task for philosophers is to address issues that arise for their own times. The article suggests that a renewal of philosophy today should turn (...)
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  17. Philip Kitcher (2011). Science in a Democratic Society. Prometheus Books.
    Claims that science should be more democratic than it is frequently arouse opposition. In this essay, I distinguish my own views about the democratization of science from the more ambitious theses defended by Paul Feyerabend. I argue that it is unlikely that the complexity of some scientific debates will allow for resolution according to the methodological principles of any formal confirmation theory, suggesting instead that major revolutions rest on conflicts of values. Yet these conflicts should not be dismissed as irresoluble.
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  18. Philip Kitcher (2011). The Ethical Project. Harvard University Press.
  19. Philip Kitcher (2010). Mill, Education, and the Good Life. In Ben Eggleston, Dale E. Miller & D. Weinstein (eds.), John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life. Oxford University Press. 192.
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  20. Philip Kitcher (2010). Varieties of Altruism. Economics and Philosophy 26 (2):121-148.
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  21. Philip Kitcher (2010). Varieties of Freedom and Their Distribution. Social Research: An International Quarterly 77 (3):857-872.
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  22. Julian Reiss & Philip Kitcher (2010). Biomedical Research, Neglected Diseases, and Well-Ordered Science. Theoria. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science 24 (3):263-282.
    In this paper we make a proposal for reforming biomedical research that is aimed to align re-search more closely with the so-called fair-share principle according to which the proportions of global resources as-signed to different diseases should agree with the ratios of human suffering associated with those diseases.
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  23. Philip Kitcher (2009). Biomedical Research, Neglected Diseases, and Well-Ordered Science. Theoria 24 (3):263-282.
    In this paper we make a proposal for reforming biomedical research that is aimed to align research more closely with the so-called fair-share principle according to which the proportions of global resources assigned to different diseases should agree with the ratios of human suffering associated with those diseases.
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  24. Philip Kitcher (2009). Education, Democracy, and Capitalism. In Harvey Siegel (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Oxford University Press.
  25. Philip Kitcher (2008). Carnap and the Caterpillar. Philosophical Topics 36 (1):111-127.
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  26. Philip Kitcher (2008). Science, Religion, and Democracy. Episteme 5 (1):pp. 5-18.
    Debates sometimes arise within democratic societies because of the fact that findings accepted in accordance with the standards of scientific research conflict with the beliefs of citizens. I use the example of the dispute about Darwinian evolutionary theory to explore what a commitment to democracy might require of us in circumstances of this kind. I argue that the existence of hybrid epistemologies – tendencies to acquiesce in scientific recommendations on some occasions and to defer to non-scientific authorities on others – (...)
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  27. Philip Kitcher (2007). Does 'Race' Have a Future? Philosophy and Public Affairs 35 (4):293–317.
  28. Philip Kitcher (2007). Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith. OUP USA.
    Recent debates about Intelligent Design have brought into high relief the huge schism between those who believe in Darwin and the power of science to understand the world, and those who look through the prism of religious faith. Why, asks eminent philosopher Philip Kitcher, does this debate continue to rage given that the scientific consensus in favor of Darwin is overwhelming? This accessible and elegant essay attempts to answer this question. Kitcher first presents the compelling evidence on behalf of Darwin's (...)
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  29. Philip Kitcher (2007). Reply to Talisse and Aikin. Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (4):666–669.
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  30. Philip Kitcher (2007). Scientific Research–Who Should Govern? NanoEthics 1 (3):177-184.
    I argue that the title question needs to be taken seriously because there are important questions about how the scientific agenda should be set. Natural answers to the question – declarations of the proper autonomy of science or expressions of faith in market forces – are found inadequate. Instead, I propose a form of democracy with respect to scientific research that will avoid the obvious dangers of a tyranny of ignorance. I conclude with some modest proposals about how the ideal (...)
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  31. Philip Kitcher (2006). A Priori. In Paul Guyer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 28--60.
  32. Philip Kitcher (2006). Ethics and Evolution. How to Get Here From There. In Stephen Macedo & Josiah Ober (eds.), Primates and Philosophers. Princeton University Press.
     
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  33. Philip Kitcher (2006). Public Knowledge and the Difficulties of Democracy. Social Research: An International Quarterly 73 (4):1205-1224.
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  34. Philip Kitcher (2006). The Knowledge Business. In Erik J. Olsson (ed.), Knowledge and Inquiry: Essays on the Pragmatism of Isaac Levi. Cambridge University Press.
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  35. Philip Kitcher (2005). Biology and Ethics. In David Copp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory. Oxford University Press.
     
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  36. Philip Kitcher (2005). Philosophy of Biology. In Frank Jackson & Michael Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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  37. Philip Kitcher (2005). The Hall of Mirrors. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 79 (2):67 - 84.
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  38. Philip Kitcher & Richard Schacht (2005). Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner's Ring. OUP USA.
    Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner's four-part Ring of the Nibelung. In Finding an Ending, two eminent philosophers, Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht, offer an illuminating look at this greatest of Wagner's achievements, focusing on its far-reaching and subtle exploration of problems of meanings and endings in this life and world. Kitcher and Schacht plunge the reader into the heart of Wagner's Ring, drawing out the philosophical and human significance of the text and the (...)
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  39. James H. Flory & Philip Kitcher (2004). Global Health and the Scientific Research Agenda. Philosophy and Public Affairs 32 (1):36–65.
  40. Philip Kitcher (2004). Evolutionary Theory and the Social Uses of Biology. Biology and Philosophy 19 (1):1-15.
    Stephen Jay Gould is rightly remembered for many different kinds of contributions to our intellectual life. I focus on his criticisms of uses of evolutionary ideas to defend inegalitarian doctrines and on his attempts to expand the framework of Darwinian evolutionary theory. I argue that his important successes in the former sphere are applications of the idea of local critique, grounded in careful attention to the details of the inegalitarian proposals. As he became more concerned with the second project, Gould (...)
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  41. Philip Kitcher (2004). On the Autonomy of the Sciences. Philosophy Today 48 (5):51-57.
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  42. Philip Kitcher (2004). Responsible Biology. Bioscience 54 (4):331.
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  43. Philip Kitcher (2004). The Ends of the Sciences. In Brian Leiter (ed.), The Future for Philosophy. Oxford University Press, Usa. 208--229.
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  44. Philip Kitcher (2004). The Many-Sided Conflict Between Religion and Science. In William Mann (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell Pub..
  45. Philip Kitcher (2004). Robert Nozick, Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World:Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World. Ethics 114 (2):364-368.
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  46. Philip Kitcher (2003). 17 Giving Darwin His Due. In J. Hodges & Gregory Radick (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Darwin. Cambridge University Press. 399.
  47. Philip Kitcher (2003). In Mendel's Mirror: Philosophical Reflections on Biology. Oxford University Press.
    Philip Kitcher is one of the leading figures in the philosophy of science today. Here he collects, for the first time, many of his published articles on the philosophy of biology, spanning from the mid-1980's to the present. The book's title refers to Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian monk who was one of the first scientists to develop a theory of heredity. Mendel's work has been deeply influential to our understanding of our selves and our world, just as the study of (...)
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  48. Philip Kitcher (2002). 1, Epistemology Incognito. In Paul K. Moser (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology. Oxford University Press. 385.
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  49. Philip Kitcher (2002). On the Explanatory Role of Correspondence Truth. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (2):346-364.
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  50. Philip Kitcher (2002). Reply to Helen Longino. Philosophy of Science 69 (4):569-572.
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