What is the historical and ethical context of evolutionary and psychological theories, and how are these theories used, perhaps sometimes illegitimately, to draw conclusions about race, sex/gender, and intelligence? How do complex models of cognition and climate change influence technology, and how is that technology used? When do we conflate and confuse our theoretical maps with the world? As a philosophy professor, I investigate the structure, dynamics, and functions of scientific theories and models. I have lectured and published on a wide variety of topics in philosophy of science as well as on science more generally.
University of California, Santa CruzDepartment of PhilosophyAssistant Professor
Indiana University, Bloomington
Department of Philosophy
Santa Cruz, California, United States of America