James Ryerson has been an editor at The New York Times since 2003, first at the Sunday magazine and now at the Op-Ed page. Before that, he was an editor at Legal Affairs, Lingua Franca, and Feed. He has written introductory chapters for Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, by David Foster Wallace, and Take Care of Freedom and Truth Will Take Care of Itself: Interviews with Richard Rorty. In 2012-2013, he was awarded a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman fellowship from the New York Public Library. In 2018, he was awarded the Excellence in Science Journalism Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He writes the Ivory Tower column for The New York Times Book Review and is at work on a book about the philosopher Sidney Morgenbesser.