Doren Recker, Associate Professor


 

DRecker              

Office: 266 Murray Hall

Telephone: 405-744-9230

Email: doren.recker@okstate.edu

Fall 2017 Office Hours:  

 

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Research Statement

EDUCATION

  • BA and MA, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Ph.D. and MA, University of Oklahoma 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • History
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Science 

AWARDS

  • 2002 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2002 Phoenix Award

 SELECTED PAPERS

  • “What Science Cannot Replace: Evolution and the Meaning of Life.” (in preparation)
  • “Finding God in the Fifth Meditation: Where is the Argument, and How is Descartes trying to Guide us in the Search for Metaphysical Truth?” (under review)
  • “How to Confuse Organisms with Mousetraps: Machine Metaphors and Intelligent Design.” Zygon: 45(3), pp. 647-664.
  • “From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics and Care for Human Life.” Southwest Philosophy Review: 24(1), pp. 29-41.
  • “Mathematical Demonstrations and Deduction in Descartes’ Early Methodo- logical and Scientific Writings.” Journal of History of Philosophy: 31(2), pp. 223-244.
  • “There’s More Than One Way to Recognize a Darwinian: Lyell’s Darwinism.” Philosophy of Science: 57(3), pp. 459-478.
  • “Causal Efficacy: The Structure of Darwin’s Argument Strategy In The Origin of Species.” Philosophy of Science: 54(2), pp. 147-175.

FALL 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

Head and Heart in Relation to Human Religious: Honors HONR 1000

  • T 10:30 am-11:20 am OLDC 201

Early Modern World (H) HONR 1033

  • 69280 MWF 1:30-2:20 pm PS 110

Biology Race Gender: Honors (DH) HONR 3053

  • 63347 MWF 10:30-11:20 am PS 112

Patterns Science: Historical Dimensions Western (H) PHIL 3743

  • 63385 TR 3:30-4:45 pm CLB 307

Creation & Evolution (H) PHIL 3933

  • 66794 MTWRF 9:00 am-1:15 pm MS 422 August Intersession (Aug. 7-18)