Roberta L. Millstein
- Ph.D.: University of Minnesota, 1997
Dissertation: "The Chances of Evolution: An Analysis of the Roles of Chance in Microevolution and Macroevolution," co-directed by C. Kenneth Waters and John Beatty
Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of science, history and philosophy of biology, environmental ethics
Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 2006
2013-2014 Course Schedule
120 – Environmental Ethics
208 – Philosophy of Biology Seminar
38 – Introduction to Philosophy of Biology
108 – Philosophy of the Biological Sciences
30 Introduction to Philosophy of Science
210 Philosophy of Science Seminar
208 Environmental Ethics Seminar
Selected Recent Publications (see website for more)
Millstein, Roberta L. (2013), “Natural Selection and Causal Productivity: A Reply to Glennan” in H. Chao, S. Chen, and R. L. Millstein (eds.), Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics, Springer, 147-163.
Millstein, Roberta L. (2012), “Darwin's Explanation of Races by Means of Sexual Selection,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43: 627-633.
Millstein, Roberta L. (2010), "The Concepts of Population and Metapopulation in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology" in M. A. Bell, D. J. Futuyma, W. F. Eanes, and J. S. Levinton (eds.), Evolution Since Darwin: The First 150 Years, Sunderland, MA: Sinauer, 61-86.
Currently Supervising Dissertations
Sarah Roe, "The Salmon-Roe Approach to Mechanistic Explanations"