Patricia Kitcher

Roberta and William Campbell Professor of the Humanities Columbia University
Board member/ex-officio
Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Before coming to Columbia, Dr. Kitcher taught at the University of Vermont, the University of Minnesota and the University of California, San Diego. In 2007-2008, she was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. Although she has worked in both philosophy of psychology and Kant, in recent years, her work has focused on the cognitive psychology of the Critique of Pure Reason. After publishing Kant’s Transcendental Psychology (Oxford) in 1990, and a number of preliminary studies, she completed a book-length study of Kant’s account of the subject of cognition, Kant’s Thinker (Oxford, 2011). In 1992, she published Freud’s Dream: A Complete Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science. Her next project is a sustained discussion of Kant’s ethics, either a book or a series of articles.