Thomas Cathcart graduated from Harvard with a degree in philosophy, studied theology at the University of Chicago, and embarked on a “checkered career” (his words) from college teaching to hospice management until, at the age of 67, he started his writing life by coauthoring Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar with Daniel Klein. His new book The Trolley Problem comes out in September. Mr. Cathcart and his wife live in New York City.
Some unconvincing reasons not to philosophize.
Is a life lived without asking why a more impoverished life? There’s the question.