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Professor McKitrick received her Ph.D. in 1999 with her dissertation The Metaphysics of Dispositions. In 2000, she won the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology's Griffith Award for her paper "Extrinsic Dispositions." She has served in the Alabama Philosophical Society as Vice-President (2000), President (2001), and Director of Public Relations (2002).
Representative publications include:
“Reid’s Foundation for the Primary Quality / Secondary Quality Distinction” Philosophical Quarterly, October 2002. Reprinted in The Philosophy of Thomas Reid: A Collection of Essays, John Haldane and Stephen Read, eds., Blackwell, 2003.
“The Bare Metaphysical Possibility of Bare Dispositions” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, March 2003.
“A Case for Extrinsic Dispositions” Australasian Journal of Philosophy, June 2003.
“A Defense of the Causal Efficacy of Dispositions,” Sats: Nordic Journal of Philosophy, 2004.
“Are Dispositions Causally Relevant?” Synthese, April 2005.
“Gender Identity Disorder,” in Establishing Medical Reality, Springer, forthcoming.
Dispositions and Laws of Nature, Springer 2005.
Establishing Medical Reality: Essays in the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Biomedical Science, Springer, forthcoming.