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Catherine Wilson
Professor of Philosophy, The Graduate Center, City University Of New York

Catherine Wilson was most recently Anniversary Professor of philosophy at the University of York and is now Visiting Presidential Professor at CUNY Graduate Center. She was a fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study (WIKO) in Berlin in the 2017/18 academic year. Her new book How to be an Epicurean (2019) is forthcoming with HarperCollins.

Written by Catherine Wilson

Essay/
Biology
Bee-brained

Are insects ‘philosophical zombies’ with no inner life? Close attention to their behaviours and moods suggests otherwise

Lars Chittka & Catherine Wilson