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Catherine Driscoll


Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Withers Hall 434B


Catherine M. Driscoll is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate advising in the Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University.  A native of England, Driscoll was educated at Oriel College, Oxford University before moving to the US in 1997.  Driscoll attended the philosophy PhD program at Rutgers University. She joined the faculty at NC State in 2004, after graduating from Rutgers in 2003 and spending a year at Dartmouth College.

Driscoll’s research is focused on the philosophy of biology and cognitive science, especially issues that arise for the sciences that study the evolution of human cognition.  She is the author of a number of publications in very highly regarded peer reviewed journals, including most recently, “Grandmothers, hunters and human life history”, in Biology and Philosophy, and “Fatal Attraction: Do Sperber’s attractors prevent cumulative cultural evolution?” in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.


Ph.D. Philosophy Rutgers University 2003