Robert Almeder

ROBERT ALMEDER received a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. Under a National Science Foundation grant he did Post-Doctoral work in the Philosophy of Science at Stanford University. As a past Fulbright Senior Research Fellow teaching at both Tel Aviv University (1992) and later at the National Research Center in Paris (1992 and 1994), he lectured occasionally in Philosophy of Science and Epistemology at the Sorbonne and elsewhere in France and Europe. He was also a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh (1984 and 1988) and was a Senior Research Associate in the Ecole Polytechnique (CREA) at the National Research Center in Paris during the Fall Semester of 1996, and in 2004. As a current Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Studies specializing in Philosophy of Science and Epistemology, he taught American Philosophy at the National University in Berkina Faso (Africa) in 2007. He served as the Chairman of the Fulbright Commission Panel for the discipline of Philosophy (1993-1995) and also served (2005-2006) as The Inaugural McCullough Distinguished Visiting Professor in Ethics and Political Philosophy at Hamilton College, New York. For five years he served as the Editor of The American Philosophical Quarterly and spent most of his time teaching and writing in the department of Philosophy at Georgia State University where he was a Distinguished University Professor.

He has published over ninety-five peer-reviewed essays in premiere philosophy journals. Several of his essays in Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Science, and Ethics re-appear in other collections. He has published several books and has others pending publication.

Among his published books are Blind Realism: An Essay on Human Knowledge and Natural Science (Rowman and Littlefield, 1992); Harmless Naturalism: The Limits of Science and the Nature of Philosophy (Open Court, 1998); Truth and Skepticism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010). Death and Personal Survival: The Evidence for Life After Death (Rowman and Littlefield, 1992); Human Happiness and Morality (Prometheus, 1999) and The Philosophy of Charles Peirce (Basil Blackwell, 1980).

He has served on the Board of Editors for The American Philosophical Quarterly, Public Affairs Quarterly, The History of Philosophy Quarterly, The Journal of Business Ethics, Philosophy Research Archives, The Journal of Value Inquiry, and The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.

He has been a research proposal referee and consultant to the National Science Foundation, and also a frequent research panelist for the National Endowment for Humanities and an ethical consultant for the Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta) the Department of Justice (U.S.), medical institutions, and law firms.

Robert’s latest book is Global Warming: The Skeptic’s Brief

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