Alex Rosenberg (PhD 1971, Johns Hopkins) joined the Duke faculty in 2000. He is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy (with secondary appointments in the biology and political science departments). Rosenberg has been a visiting professor and fellow at the Center for the Philosophy of Science, University of Minnesota, as well as the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Oxford University and a visiting fellow of the Philosophy Department at the Research School of Social Science, of the Australian National University. He has held fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. In 1993 Rosenberg received the Lakatos Award in the philosophy of science. In 2006-2007 he held a fellowship at the National Humanities Center. He was also the Phi Beta Kappa-Romanell Lecturer for 2006-2007. Rosenberg is the author of a dozen books Microeconomic Laws: A Philosophical Analysis (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1976), Sociobiology and the Preemption of Social Science/ (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980; Basil Blackwell, 1981), Hume and the Problem of Causation (Oxford University Press, 1981) (with T.L. Beauchamp), Economics: Mathematical Politics or Science of Diminishing Returns? (University of Chicago Press, 1992), Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2000). He has also published approximately 200 papers in the philosophy of biology, the philosophy of cognitive, behavioral and social science (especially economics), and causation.