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'Science' in the Social Sciences

13. Author Biography

Jeff Coulter, PhD is Professor of Sociology and Associate Faculty of Philosophy at Boston University. Professor Coulter's interests and publications range from ethno-methodological studies of practical action to Wittgenstein, from the analysis of human mentality (especially the mind-body problem) and mental illness to the sociological re-specification of topics in the study of cognition, perception, and emotion. He has also written on the problems of applying probability theory to the analysis of human action. Dr. Coulter has served as Senior Fellow of the Humanities Foundation at BU and is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Lancaster, England. The member of numerous editorial boards, he is also the recipient of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Prize (2000) and the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching at Boston University (1987).