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Jerry Samet

Jerry Samet

Areas of Specialization

Philosophy of mind. Philosophy of psychology. Cognitive science. History of philosophy. Philosophy of science.


Jerry Samet received his Ph.D. from City University of New York Graduate Center, and his B.A. from Yeshiva University.


Samet, Jerry. The Historical Controversies Surrounding Innateness. Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2008.

Samet, Jerry. Let Us Now Praise Clueless Men: Peter and Philosophy. Family Guy and Philosophy. Ed. J. Jeremy Wisnewski. Blackwell Press, 2007

Samet, Jerry. BEING BENEDICT SPINOZA, Rev. of CONVERSATION WITH SPINOZA, by Goce Smilevski. JBOOKS vol. Summer 2006

Awards and Honors

  • National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship (1989 - 1990)
  • Bernstein Faculty Fellowship (1988 - 1989)
  • National Endowment for Humanities Summer Fellowship (1981)
  • Sloan Fellowship (1979 - 1981)