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Professional

Degrees (exhaustive)

Ph.D., Harvard University (1986)
M.A., Harvard University (1981)
B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University (1979)
A.M. (honorary), Amherst College (2001)


Professional Activities (selected)

I launched the Amherst Lecture in Philosophy and its associated eponymous e-periodical, The Amherst Lecture in Philosophy.

I also established the educational website AskPhilosophers.org, a public service on the part of philosophers, as well as the AskPhilosophers Fund, its companion charitable organization. AskPhilosophers has spawned a couple of books that have been published internationally; see here for more information.

I was elected the Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professor of Philosophy for 2011-12.

I now hold the Rachel and Michael Deutch Professorship in Philosophy at Amherst College.