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Eric S. Dietrich




Eric Dietrich earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Arizona. He received his BS in mathematics at the University of Wyoming. He worked for several years programming computers. He has also taught rock climbing and classical piano. He has been at Binghamton University since 1988.


Dietrich, E. (2023). Why Philosophy Makes No Progress. Global Philosophy, 33:27. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10516-023-09677-z

Dietrich, E., Fields, C., Sullins, J., Van Heuveln, B. Zebrowski, R. (2021). The Great Philosophical Objections to Artificial Intelligence: The history and legacy of the AI Wars. Bloomsbury Academic Press. (2nd edition due out next year.)

Dietrich, E. (2020). Realism and Anti-Realism Are Both True (and False). Mind and Matter, 18(2), pp. 121-148.

Dietrich, E. (2020). When Science Confronts Philosophy: Three Case Studies. Axiomathes (Now Global Philosophy) 30, 479-500. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10516-019-09472-9

Dietrich, E. (2011). There is no progress in philosophy. In Essays in Philosophy, v. 12, n. 2, July 2011, edited by Eric Dietrich and Zach Weber, issue topic: Philosophy's Future: Science or Something Else? (26,000 downloads as of Winter 2020.)


  • PhD, MA, University of Arizona
  • BS, University of Wyoming
  • AS, Casper College

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophical Logic
  • Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Mathematics

Teaching Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Disagreement
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of logic
  • Philosophy of artificial intelligence
  • Introductory logic


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1998-1999

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae