Philip Kitcher

The Trouble with Scientism
Why history and the humanities are also a form of knowledge
May 04, 2012

Science and the humanities aren't in conflict—they need each other.

The Lure of the Peak
January 11, 2012

Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year. Enjoy. On What Matters: Volume I By Derek Parfit (Oxford University Press, 540 pp., $35) On What Matters: Volume II By Derek Parfit (Oxford University Press, 825 pp., $35)   I. The idea that ethics is the province of religion lingers even in relatively secular societies.