Doren Recker, Associate Professor


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Office: 266 Social Sciences & Humanities

Telephone: 405-744-9230

Email: doren.recker@okstate.edu 

Spring 2021 Online Office 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.

SPRING 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

  • HONR 2423.30760 The Middle Ages and Renaissance (H) MWF 11:30-12:20 pm OLDC 201
  • HONR 2890.31316 Head & Heart in Relation to Human Religious Experience R 3:00-3:45 pm OLDC 201
  • HONR 3053.21427 Biology, Race, and Gender (DH) MWF 1:30-2:15 pm OLDC 201
  • PHIL 3933.29663 Creation and Evolution (H) TR 12:00-1:15 pm MSCS 101
  • PHIL 3991.27184 Contemporary Phil Research T 4:30-5:20 pm WEB