Doren Recker, Associate Professor


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Office: 266 Social Sciences & Humanities

Telephone: 405-744-9230

Email: doren.recker@okstate.edu 

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays 1:45-2:15 pm and Thursdays 2:00-3:00 pm by Zoom unless otherwise requested.

 

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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 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE 

  • HONR 1000.68139 Science and Human Imagination
    MWF 12:30-1:20 OLDC 201
  • HONR 2890.68141 Head & Heart in Relation to Human Religious: Honors
    T 10:30-11:20 CLB 317
  • HONR 3035.61997 Biology, Race, Gender: Honors (DH)
    MWF 1:30-2:20 OLDC 201
  • PHIL 3933.70640 Creation and Evolution (H)
    TR 12:00-1:15 CLBN 212