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Stephen Stich (B.A. Pennsylvania, 1964; Ph.D. Princeton, 1968) is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University, where he has taught since 1989. Before that he held positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland and the University of California San Diego. He is a recipient of the Jean Nicod Prize, the Lebowitz Prize for philosophical achievement, and was the first recipient of the Gittler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University.


Stich’s main philosophical interests are in the philosophy of mind, epistemology, empirically informed moral psychology and experimental philosophy.

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