Thomas Cathcart

Tom Cathcart's new book is THE TROLLEY PROBLEM (Workman September), about the classical ethical puzzler of the same name. 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.