Doren Recker, Associate Professor


  DRecker              

Office: 266 Social Sciences & Humanities

Telephone: 405-744-9230

Email: doren.recker@okstate.edu 

Spring 2022 Office Hours:

  • .Tuesdays 3:00-3:30 pm; Thursdays 12:00-12:20 pm; and by appointment (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.

SPRING 2022 CLASS SCHEDULE 

HONR 2443.30962 Romanticism to Postmodernism: 19th & 20th Centuries
MWF 11:30-12:20 OLDC 201

HONR 2890.28767 Head & Heart in Relation to Human Religious Experience
R 3:00-3:50 OLDC 201

HONR 3053.21265 Biology, Race, and Gender: Honors
MWF 1:30-2:20 OLDC 201

PHIL 3991.25869 Contemporary Philosophical Research
T 4:30-5:20 SSH 239

PHIL 4733.30506 Philosophy of Biology
TR 1:30-2:45 NRD 303