Alexander Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Alex Rosenberg is professor of philosophy at Duke University. His interests focus on the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of the social sciences, in particular economics. Rosenberg was graduated from the City College of New York in 1967, and completed his doctorate at the Johns Hopkins University in 1970. He is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Psi. He has taught at Syracuse University, the University of California Riverside, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, U.C. Santa Cruz, and Oxford University.

Rosenberg has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His ten books include The Structure of Biological Science, Hume and the Problem of Causation (with T.L. Beauchamp), Instrumental Biology or the Disunity of Science, and Economics–Mathematical Politics or Science of Diminishing Returns, for which he received the Lakatos Award from the London School of Economics for the most distinguished contribution to the philosophy of science in 1993.

His most recent work is Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science and Policy, which addresses epistemic and normative issues raised by the revolution in evolutionary biology and molecular genetics.

Dept. Philosophy

Duke University


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