Theodore Schick

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Theodore Schick is an American author in the field of philosophy.

His articles have appeared in numerous publications and include topics such as functionalism and its effect on immortality, the logic behind the criteria of adequacy, and applying a scientific approach to the paranormal. In 1994, Schick published How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age, which is designed to teach the reader how to think critically about extraordinary claims.


He received a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University. Currently, he is a professor of philosophy at Muhlenberg College and the director of the Muhlenberg Scholars program. His upper-level courses include the philosophy of mind, biomedical ethics, and the philosophy of science. He plays lead guitar in the band Doctors of Rock at Muhlenberg College.


  • with Lewis Vaughn: Doing Philosophy: An Introduction Through Thought Experiments, ISBN 0-7674-2050-0.
  • Schick, Theodore; Vaughn, Lewis (28 January 2013). How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age (Seventh ed.). McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN 978-0-07-803836-5.

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