MU Life Sciences and Society Program
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883

Research


Faculty from many MU departments and programs are engaged in crucial research on the ethics, history, policy, economics, law, sociology, and media coverage concerning the life sciences, as well as on the social manifestations of the human status as an organism. The Life Sciences & Society Program seeks to enhance the value and scope of such research on campus by making connections across disciplines.

While many of the publications in LSSP fields are interdisciplinary, our list of recent publications below is organized by the home department of the authors.


Philosophy


Robbins, Philip. "The phenomenal stance" (with A. Jack), Philosophical Studies (2006);
Robbins, Philip. "An unconstrained mind: Explaining belief in the afterlife" Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2006);
Robbins, Philip. "Consciousness and the social mind," Cognitive Systems Research (2008)
Ariew, André. (2009). "Innovation and Invention from a Logical Point of View". M. O'Brien and S. Shennan (eds.), Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology) . MIT Press.
Ariew, André. (2009) "Nature/Nurture - a philosophical analysis". Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, http://www.els.net. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003458. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Matthen, M. and Ariew, André. (2009) "Selection and Causation". Philosophy of Science, 76, pp. 201???224.
Ariew, André and Ernst, Z. (2009) "What Fitness Can't Be". Erkentnis, Volume 71, No. 3, pp. 289-301.
Ariew, André. (2008). "Population Thinking". David Hull and Michael Ruse (eds.) Oxford Companion to Philosophy of Biology.
Ariew, André and Perlman, M. (2002). "Introduction". Functions: New Reading in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology
Ariew, André. (2002). "Platonic and Aristotelian Roots of Teleological Arguments". Ariew et. al. (eds.), Functions: New Reading in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology.
Ariew, André. (2007). "Under the In???uence of Malthus's Law of Population Growth Darwin Eschews the Statistical Techniques of Aldolphe Quetelet", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Volume 38, No. 1, pp. 1-19.
Ariew, André. (2007). "Teleology". David Hull and Michael Ruse (eds.) Cambridge Companion to Philosophy of Biology
Ariew, André. (2007). "Innateness". M. Matthen and C. Stephens (eds.) Philosophy of Biology (in the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science series edited by D. Gabbay, P. Thagard, and J. Woods). Boston: Elsevier.
Matthen, M. and Ariew, André. (2005). "How To Understand Causal Relations in Natural Selection: Reply to Rosenberg and Bouchard". Biology and Philosophy, Vol. 20, No. 2-3, pp. 355-364.
Ariew, André and Lewontin, R. (2004). "The Confusions of Fitness". British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 55, 347-363.
Ariew, André. (2003)."Natural Selection Doesn't Work That Way: Fodor on Adaptationism". Mind and Language, Volume 18, No. 5, pp. 447-477.
Walsh, D. M., Lewens, T., and Ariew, André. (2003). "Trials of Life: Natural Selection and Random Drift". Philosophy of Science, Volume 69, pp. 58-83.
Ariew, André. (2003). "Ernst Mayr's 'ultimate/proximate' distinction reconsidered and reconstructed". Biology and Philosophy, Volume 18, No. 4, pp. 553-565.
Ariew, André. Functions: New Readings in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology (co-editor with Robert Cummins and Mark Perlman), Oxford U. Press. 2002
Matthen, M. and Ariew, André. (2002). "Two Ways Of Thinking About Fitness and Natural Selection". Journal of Philosophy. Volume 49, No. 2, pp. 55-83.