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Lee McIntyre

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Research Fellow, Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University

Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and a former Instructor in Ethics at Harvard Extension School. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He has taught philosophy at Colgate University (where he won the Fraternity and Sorority Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Philosophy), Boston University, Simmons College, Tufts Experimental College, and Harvard Extension School (where he received the Dean's Letter of Commendation for Distinguished Teaching). Formerly Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, he has also served as a policy advisor to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and as Associate Editor in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

McIntyre is the author of On Disinformation: How to Fight for Truth and Protect Democracy (2023), How to Talk to a Science Denier (2021), The Scientific Attitude (2019), and Post-Truth (2018), all published by MIT Press. He is the author of numerous other books, and co-author or co-editor of several anthologies. His academic essays have appeared in Synthese, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Teaching Philosophy, Perspectives on Science, Biology and Philosophy, Critica, Theory and Decision, and elsewhere. Other more popular work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Deseret Magazine, Nature, Scientific American, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and other venues.

His work has been translated into eighteen languages.


  • –present
    Research Fellow Center for Philosophy and History of Science , Boston University