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Roberta L. Millstein

Roberta L. Millstein

Professor

2287 Social Science and Humanities Building
Davis , CA 95616
Office Phone: (530) 554-1398

Education:

  1. Ph.D.: University of Minnesota, 1997

Biography:

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

 

Departmental Affiliations

 

2013-2014 Course Schedule

Fall
120 – Environmental Ethics
208 – Philosophy of Biology Seminar

Winter
38 – Introduction to Philosophy of Biology
108 – Philosophy of the Biological Sciences

Spring
Not Teaching

 

Other Courses

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"

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University of California, Davis
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