Doren Recker, Associate Professor


 

DRecker              

Office: 266 Murray Hall

Telephone: 405-744-9230

Email: doren.recker@okstate.edu

Spring 2017 Office Hours:  Tuesdays 2:00-3:15 pm or by appoinment.

 

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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 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

  • The Middle Ages and Renaissance (H) - 26698 - HONR 1023
    10:30 am - 11:20 am MWF Engineering South 213B
  • Biology, Race, and Gender (DH) - 22463 - HONR 3053
    1:30 pm - 2:20 pm MWF Old Central 201
  • Philosophy of Biology (H) - 25351 - PHIL 4733
    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TR Human Sciences 303
  • Contemporary Philosophy Research - 23758 - PHIL 4991
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm T Murray Hall 239
  • Evolutionary Wars - 23764 - PHIL 5310
    6:45 pm - 9:30 pm T Murray Hall 239