Doren Recker, Associate Professor


  DRecker              

Office: 266 Social Sciences & Humanities

Telephone: 405-744-9230

Email: doren.recker@okstate.edu 

Fall 2020 Online Office Hours: 

  • Tuesdays 12:15-1:30 pm and by appointment on Zoom.

    Please email during the scheduled time and a Zoom meeting will be set up.
    Or, contact me to set up a Zoom meeting at a mutually convenient time (usually within 24 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 2020 CLASS SCHEDULE

  • HONR 1000.70169 Science and Human Imagination MWF 12:30-1:15 pm OLDC 201
  • HONR 2890.70171 Head & Heart in Relation to Human Religious: Honors T 10:30-11:15 am CLB 103
  • HONR 3053.62201 Biology Race Gender (DH) MWF 1:30-2:15 pm OLDC 201
  • PHIL 5210.69451 Descartes M 5:30-8:10 pm WEB