Rebecca Goldstein

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is the author of six novels, including Thirty-Six Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction (2010), and three nonfiction works, the latest being Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away (2014). She has a PhD in philosophy from Princeton University and while in graduate school was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship and a Whiting Foundation Fellowship. In 1996 Goldstein became a MacArthur Fellow, and was awarded the 2014 National Humanities Medal, the country’s highest honor in the humanities.

Posts by Rebecca Goldstein

Speaking Prose All Our Lives

MONSIEUR JOURDAIN: Oh, really? So when I say: Nicole bring me my slippers and fetch my nightcap,” is that prose? PHILOSOPHY MASTER: Most clearly.... Read More

A Confraternity of the Fatherless

Rebecca Goldstein is a philosopher and acclaimed author whose books include the novels The Mind-Body Problem, The Dark Sister, and her latest, 36 Arguments... Read More