Doren Recker, Associate Professor


 

DRecker              

Office: 266 Murray Hall

Telephone: 405-744-9230

Email: doren.recker@okstate.edu

Spring 2018 Office Hours: Thursdays 10:45 am-11:30 am and by appointment.

 

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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.

SPRING 2018 OFFICE HOURS

  • HONR 1000.39567 Head & Heart R 2:00-2:50 pm OLDC 103
  • HONR 1043.28908 Romanticism to Postmodernism MWF 11:30 am-12:20 pm OLDC 003
  • HONR 3053.22140 Biology, Race and Gender TR 1:30-2:20 pm OLDC 201
  • PHIL 4733.24614 Philosophy of Biology TR 12:30-1:45 pm HSCI 303
  • PHIL 4991.23281 Contemporary Philosophical Research T 4:30-5:30 pm MUR 239
  • PHIL 5303.28684 Science and Religion T 6:45-9:30 pm MUR 239