Doren Recker, Associate Professor


 

DRecker              

Office: 266 Murray Hall

Telephone: 405-744-9230

Email: doren.recker@okstate.edu

Fall 2018 Office Hours:

  • HON 2413 & HON 3053: W 10:30 am-11:15 am
  • HON 1000 & PHIL 3743: T 11:30 am-12:15 pm

 

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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.

2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

  • HONR 1000.67840 Head & Heart in Relation to Human Religous
    T 10:30 am-11:20 am OLDC 003
  • HONR 2413.70098 The Ancient World
    MWF 11:30 am-12:20 pm LSW 201
  • HONR 3053.73943 Biology, Race, Gender
    MWF 1:30 pm-2:20 pm PS 109
  • PHIL 3743.62865 Patterns in Science
    TR 3:30 pm -4:45 pm CLB 307
  • PHIL 3933.69801 Creation & Evolution
    MTWRF 9:00 am-1:15 pm CLB 208 (August Intersession)
  • PHIL 5210.69098 Descartes
    W 6:45 pm-9:30 pm MUR 239