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. Mr. Cathcart and his wife live in New York City.
"Jaunty, lucid and concise."
--Sarah Bakewell, The New York Times Book Review
"Thomas Cathcart's charming approach in The Trolley Problem is
to dramatize the dilemma by presenting... a trial in the court of
public opinion, complete with arguments from lawyers on both sides
as well as a psychologist, a professor, a bishop, listeners to a
radio call-in show and so forth..."
--The Wall Street Journal
"The extremely engaging philosopher Thomas Cathcart... explores ethical conundrums in a refreshingly innovative and humorous manner."
--The New Idealist