Lee C. McIntyre
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Lee C. McIntyre
|Born||Lee Cameron McIntyre|
Portland, Oregon, USA
|Occupation||Philosopher, author, educator|
|Genre||Non-fiction, crime fiction, thriller|
Lee C. McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and an Instructor in Ethics at Harvard Extension School. He holds a B.A. in philosophy of social science from Wesleyan University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His dissertation was on the status of law-like explanations in the social sciences.
He has taught philosophy at Colgate University, Boston University, Tufts Experimental College, Simmons College, and Harvard Extension School. At Colgate he won the Fraternity and Sorority Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Philosophy and at Harvard he received the Dean's Letter of Commendation for Distinguished Teaching. He was Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and has served as a policy advisor to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and as an Associate Editor in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
McIntyre is the author of Laws and Explanation in the Social Sciences (Westview Press, 1996; revised edition 1998), Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior (MIT Press, 2006), and Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age (Routledge, 2015). He is the co-editor of three anthologies: Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science (MIT Press, 1994), Philosophy of Chemistry (Springer, 2006), and Philosophy of Chemistry, 2nd edition (Springer, 2014). He is also the author of numerous philosophical essays that have appeared in Synthese, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Teaching Philosophy, Perspectives on Science, Biology and Philosophy, Critica, and Theory and Decision, as well as articles that have appeared in The New York Times,The Times Higher Education Supplement, The Humanist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Regional Review. He has been a leading spokesman for the Duncanian position that there is no fundamental demarcation between the natural sciences and the social sciences either in their nature or their appropriate methodologies.
McIntyre is also a novelist, who writes idea-driven suspense fiction in the thriller genre.
- Lee McIntyre (January 10, 2016). "Willful Ignorance on Campus". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
- Lee C. McIntyre homepage
- Climate Science in an Age of Misinformation. (YouTube Video) Lecture at University of Rhode Island
- The Price Of Denialism. in New York Times
- The attack on truth. in The Chronicle of Higher Education
- The dark ages of social science. in The Humanist magazine
- Dark Ages - A Review
- Truth in an Era of Fake News - Harvard Humanist Club
- Why Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin lie... and why they are so good at it
- "The Roots of the Post-Truth Era," The Brian Lehrer Show (NPR)/ "The Roots of the Post-Truth Era," The Brian Lehrer Show (NPR)
- "Fake News Feels Good," The Colin McEnroe Show (NPR)