20 Facts About Alexander Rosenberg


Alexander Rosenberg is an American philosopher and novelist.

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Alexander Rosenberg is the R Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, well known for contributions to philosophy of biology and philosophy of economics.

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Alexander Rosenberg has taught philosophy at Dalhousie University, Syracuse University, University of California, Riverside, University of Georgia and, since 2000, at Duke University.

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Alexander Rosenberg has been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Oxford University, the Australian National University and Bristol University.

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Alexander Rosenberg won the Lakatos Award in 1993 and was the National Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Lecturer in 2006.

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Alexander Rosenberg later shifted to work on issues in the philosophy of science that are raised by biology.

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Alexander Rosenberg became especially interested in the relationship between molecular biology and other parts of biology.

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Alexander Rosenberg introduced the concept of supervenience to the treatment of intertheoretical relations in biology, soon after Donald Davidson began to exploit Richard Hare's notion in the philosophy of psychology.

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Alexander Rosenberg is among the few biologists and fewer philosophers of science who reject the consensus view that combines physicalism with antireductionism.

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Alexander Rosenberg coauthored an influential book on David Hume with Tom Beauchamp, Hume and the Problem of Causation, arguing that Hume was not a skeptic about induction but an opponent of rationalist theories of inductive inference.

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Alex Alexander Rosenberg asserts the radical opinion that there is no enduring self on atheism.

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In 2011 Alexander Rosenberg published a defense of what he called "Scientism"—the claim that "the persistent questions" people ask about the nature of reality, the purpose of things, the foundations of value and morality, the way the mind works, the basis of personal identity, and the course of human history, could all be answered by the resources of science.

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In 2018 Alexander Rosenberg published How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of our Addiction to Stories.

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Alexander Rosenberg admits that therefore the intentionality of inscriptions and speech cannot be derived from the intentionality of thought.

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Ivey argued that Alexander Rosenberg's call for a Darwinian approach to historical explanation failed to acknowledge the limitations of past attempts to apply this approach and the complicated relationship in practice between Darwinian and humanistic methods in history.

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Alexander Rosenberg's treatment of fitness as a supervenient property, which is an undefined concept in the theory of natural selection, is criticized by Brandon and Beatty.

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Explanatory role of the principle of natural selection and the nature of evolutionary probabilities defended by Alexander Rosenberg were subject to counter arguments by Brandon and later by Denis Walsh.

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Alexander Rosenberg's 2015 novel, The Girl From Krakow, Lake Union Publishing, is a narrative about a young woman named Rita Feuerstahl from 1935 to 1947, mainly focusing on her struggles to survive in Nazi-occupied Poland and later in Germany, under a false identity.

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Alexander Rosenberg has acknowledged that the novel is based on the wartime experiences of people he knew.

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Alexander Rosenberg has admitted the incongruity of writing a narrative, given his attack on the form in The Atheist's Guide to Reality.

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