Walter Veit

Walter Veit is the author of the "Science and Philosophy" blog on Psychology Today. With interdisciplinary interests, he studied philosophy, economics, biology and cognitive science in Australia, the UK, the US, Germany and Finland, and even worked in the European Parliament for a while. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science with Peter Godfrey-Smith and Paul Griffiths in Australia, two world-renowned philosophers of biology, best known for their work on cognition in octopuses and the evolution of emotions respectively. He has previously been awarded an MA in Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive Science at the University of Bristol, and a BA in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth. He worked at Carnegie Mellon University on meta-science, cultural evolution, and the science of consciousness, and has spent time at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology working on the evolution of cooperation. As a philosopher IN science, he finds himself in a variety of roles. One of these is the public understanding of science, for which this blog has been created. You can follow him on twitter under @wrwveit. 

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