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Peter Godfrey-Smith
Position: Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. UC San Diego

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Pragmatism (especially John Dewey)

Courses Recently Taught

  • History of the Mind (Fall 2015)
  • American Pragmatism (Fall 2014, Fall 2012)
  • New Topics in Philosophy of Biology (Fall 2013)
  • Evolution and Social Behavior (Spring 2013)
  • The Evolution of Meaning (Spring 2012)

Representative Publications

Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Chicago University Press, 2003.

"On the Theoretical Role of 'Genetic Coding,'" Philosophy of Science, 2000.

"Goodman's Problem and Scientific Methodology," Journal of Philosophy, 2004.

"The Strategy of Model-Based Science," Biology and Philosophy, 2006.

"Dewey and the Subject-Matter of Science," in Shook and Kurtz (eds.) Dewey's Enduring Impact. 2010.