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Professor John Dupré

Egenis Director

Qualifications

BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon), PhD (Cantab)

Telephone

01392 725127

Fax

01392 724676

Email

j.a.dupre@exeter.ac.uk

Room

GF6

Building

Byrne House, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

Biography

After 15 years teaching at Stanford University, I returned to the UK in 1996 to take up posts as Professor of Philosophy in Birkbeck College, University of London, and as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. I headed the reintroduction of philosophy at Exeter, where the subject had been dormant since the department was closed in the mid-eighties. Several undergraduate philosophy degrees were launched in 2000, at which time I was appointed at Exeter as Professor of Philosophy of Science. I became the full-time Director of Egenis in 2002. In 2006 I was Visiting Spinoza Professor of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. This year I have been elected president of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, a post I will hold for two years. Also this year I have been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

John Dupré CV

Publications

Books

Dupré, J., Processes of Life: Essays in the philosophy of biology, Oxford University Press, 2012

Parry S. and Dupré, J., Nature After the Genome, Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2010.

Barnes, S.B. and Dupré, J., Genomes and What to Make of Them, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Dupré, J., The Constituents of Life (the Spinoza lectures), Amsterdam: Van Gorcum, 2008.

Dupré, J., with Kincaid, H. and Wylie, A., Value-Free Science: Ideal or Illusion, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Dupré, J., Darwin's Legacy: What Evolution Means Today, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.Paperback edition August, 2005.

  • German translation, Darwins Vermachtnis, Suhrkamp Verlag, March 2005.
  • Spanish translation, El Legado de Darwin, Katz Editores, Buenos Aires, April 2006.

Dupré, J., Humans and Other Animals, Oxford University Press, 2002.Paperback edition, August 2006.

Dupré, J., Human Nature and the Limits of Science, Oxford University Press, 2001.Paperback edition, September, 2003. Italian translation, Laterza Roma, 2007.

Dupré, J., The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science, Harvard University Press, 1993.Paperback edition, 1995.

Excerpts reprinted as "The Disunity of Science", in Readings in the Philosophy of Science: From Positivism to Postmodernism, ed. Schick, T., Mayfield Publishing co., 1999.

Dupré, J., editor of, The Latest on the Best: Essays on Evolution and Optimality, Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1987.

Chapters in Books

Dupré, J., 'Foreward', in Campbell, J.K., O'Rourke, M. and Slater, M.H., (eds), Carving Nature at its Joints: Natural Kinds in Metaphysics and Science, 2011, pp. vii-viii.

Dupré, J., 'The Inseparability of Science and Values', in Vanderbeeken, R., Le Roy, F., Stalpaert, C. and Aerts, D. (Eds.), Drunk on Capitalism. An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy, Art and Science, 2011, Reprint 2007.

Dupré, J., 'How to be naturalistic without being simplistic in the study of human nature', in De Caro, M. and MacArthur, D. (eds.), Naturalism and Normativity, 2010, pp.289-303. Italian translation for Sole 24 Ore, 2007.

Dupré, J., 'Interview', in Five Questions in Philosophy of Science, Rosenberger, R. (ed.), Automatic Press/VIP, 2010, pp. 13-26.

Dupré, J., 'Postgenomic Darwinism', in W. Brown and A. Fabian (eds.), Darwin, 2010, Cambridge University Press, pp. 150-171

Dupré, J., 'It is not possible to reduce biological explanations to explanations in chemistry and/or physics', in Arp R. and Ayala F.J. (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology, 2010, John Wiley, pp. 32-47.

O'Malley, M.A., and Dupré, J. 'Philosophical themes in metagenomics', in Marco D. (ed.), Metagenomics: Theory, Methods and Applications, 2010, Hethersett, Norwich: Horizon Scientific Press.

Dupré, J., 'Hard and easy questions about consciousness', in Glock H-J. and Hyman J. (eds.), Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy: Essays for P.M.S. Hacker, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp.228-249.

Dupré, J. and O'Malley, M.A., 'A metagenomic world view: Comment on 'Metagenomic metaphors: New images of the human from "translational" research', by Juengst, E.T. in New Visions of Nature, Drenthen, M. et al. (Eds.), Springer, 2009. Book details

Dupré, J., 'What genes are and why there are no genes for race', in Koenig, B., Lee, S.S-J. and Richardson, S. (eds), Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age, Rutgers University Press, 2008, pp. 39-55.

Dupré, J., ' What is a Human Being', in Was ist der Mensch, Ganten, D., Gerhardt, V., Ingersoll, J-C.H. and Nida-Rümelin, J., Berlin: De Gruyter, 2008.

Dupré, J., 'Against Maladaptationism: or What’s Wrong with Evolutionary Psychology', in Mazzotti, M. (ed), Knowledge as Social Order: Rethinking the Sociology of Barry Barnes, Ashgate, March 2008, pp. 165-180.

Dupré, J., 'Fact and Value' in Kincaid, H., Dupré, J. and Wylie, A. (eds), Value-Free Science: Ideal or Illusion, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Dupré, J., 'Nancy Cartwright', in The Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Borchert, D. (ed), Macmillan Reference, 2005.

Dupré, J. and Haddock, A., 'Natural Kinds', in The Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Borchert, D. (ed), Macmillan Reference, 2005.

Dupré, J., 'Are There Genes?', in O’Hear, A. (ed), Philosophy, Biology and Life, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, 2005, pp. 193-210.

Dupré, J., 'The Miracle of Monism', in MacArthur, D. and de Caro, M. (eds), Naturalism in Question, Harvard University Press, 2004.

Dupré, J., 'Evolutionary Psychology: A Case Study in Genetic Determinism', in Hull, D.L. and van Regenmortel, M. (eds), Promises and Limits of Reductionism in the Biomedical Sciences, John Wiley and Sons, 2002, pp. 233-243.

Dupré, J., 'Economics without Mechanism', in Maki, U. (ed), The Economic World View: Studies in the Ontology of Economics, Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 308-332.

Dupré, J., with Gagnier, R., 'Chacun son Goux, Or, Skeptical Reflections on Flat Bodies and Heavy Metal', in Amariglio, J., Cullenberg, S. and Ruccio, D. (eds), Postmodernism, Economics and Knowledge, Routledge, 2001.

Dupré, J., 'Natural Kinds', in Newton Smith, W.H. (ed), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science, Routledge, 2000, pp.311-319.

Dupré, J., 'Reductionism', in Newton Smith, W.H. (ed), A Companion to the Philosophy of Science, Routledge, 2000, pp.402-404.

Dupré, J., with Gagnier, R., 'The Ends of Economics', in Woodmansee, M. and Osteen, M. (eds), The New Economic Criticism, Routledge, 1999, pp. 175-189.

Dupré, J., with Gagnier, R., 'Reply to Amariglio and Ruccio's 'Literary/Cultural 'Economies', Economic Discourse and the Question of Marxism', in Woodmansee, M. and Osteen, M. (eds), The New Economic Criticism, Routledge, 1999, pp.401-407.

Dupré, J., 'Are Whales Fish?', in Medin, D.L. and Atran, S. (eds), Folkbiology, MIT Press, 1999, pp.461-476.

Dupré, J., 'On the Impossibility of a Monistic Account of Species', in Wilson, R.A. (ed), Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp.3-20.

Dupré, J., 'Essentialism', in Garrett, D. and Barbanell, E. (eds), The Encyclopedia of Empiricism, Greenwood Press, 1998, pp.96-97.

Dupré, J., 'Metaphysical Disorder and Scientific Disunity', in Galison, P. and Stump, D. (eds), The Disunity of Science, Stanford University Press, 1996, pp. 101-117.

Dupré, J., 'Optimization in Question', in Varela, F. and Dupuy, J.P. (eds), Understanding Origins, D.Reidel/Kluwer Associates (Boston Studies in the, 1992, pp. 183-190.

Dupré, J., 'Species', in E.Lloyd and E.F.Keller (eds), Keywords in Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Press, 1992, pp. 312-317.

Dupré, J., 'Comments on Biology and Culture', in Sheehan, J.and Sosna, M. (eds), Boundaries of Humanity, University of California Press, 1991, pp.125-131.

Dupré, J., 'Conversations with Apes: Reflections on the Scientific Study of Language', in Hyman, J. (ed), Investigating Psychology: Sciences of the Mind after Wittgenstein, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1991, pp.95-116.

  • Italian translation published by Astrolabia, Roma, 1994.
  • Norwegian translation, in Agora 3-4 (1998), pp. 231-252.
  • German translation, in Perler, D. und Wild, M. (eds.) Der Geist der Tiere - eine Einführung, Suhrkamp Verlag, forthcoming 2005.

Dupré, J., 'Global vs. Local Perspectives on Sexual Difference', in Rhode, D. (ed), Theoeretical Perspectives on Sexual Difference, Yale University Press, 1990, pp. 47-62.

Dupré, J., 'The Mental Lives of Non-Human Animals', in Bekoff, M. and Jamieson, D. (eds), Interpretation and Explanation in the Study of Behavior: Comparative Perspectives, Westview Press, 1990, pp. 428-448.

Reprinted in Readings in Animal Cognition, eds. Bekoff and Jamieson, MIT press, 1996, pp.323-336.

Dupré, J., 'Human Kinds', in Dupré, J. (ed), The Latest on the Best, Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1987, pp.327-348.

Articles

Bapteste, E. and Dupré, J., 'Towards a Processual Microbial Ontology,' Biology and Philosophy, online first, November 2012.

Dupré, J., 'Emerging sciences and new conceptions of disease, or: Beyond the monogenomic differentiated cell lineage', European Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 1, 1: 119-131.

Dupré, J., 'Nuovi meccanismi ereditari stanno emergendo dagli studi post-genomici: come cambier&ggrave; il darwinismo?',Chiavi di lettura, 2011

Dupré, J., 'A note on the debate between Hjørland and Scerri on the significance of the periodic table', Knowledge Organization, 38 (1), 2011, pp 9-24.

Dupré, J., 'Causality and human nature in the social sciences', Kölner Zeitscrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 50, special issue Soziologie Theorie kontrovers, 2010.

Dupré, J., 'Developmental Systems Theory', The Philosophers’ Magazine special issue, June, 2010.

Dupré, J., 'Rational Choice Theory and Genomics', Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, (online journal), October 2009.

Dupré, J. and Griffiths, P.E., ‘Science studies: let's not reignite an unproductive controversy’, Nature, 458, 2009, pp 30-31.

Dupré, J., 'Technologische Tiere: Was ist natürlich an der menschlichen Natur?', Polar 6: 81-88

Dupré, J. and O'Malley, M.A.' Varieties of living things: Life at the intersection of lineage and metabolism', Philosophy and Theory in Biology, 2009, Fall, inaugural issue.

Powell, A. and Dupré, J. 'From molecules to systems: the importance of looking both ways', Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 2009, vol 40, 1, pp 54-64.

Dupré, J., 'Real but Modest Gains from Genetic Barcoding, response to Filipe O. Costa & Gary R. Carvalho, ‘The Barcode of Life Initiative: Synopsis and Prospective Societal Impacts of DNA Barcoding of Fish’', Genomics, Society and Policy, 3, 2007, pp. 41-43.

Powell, A., O'Malley, M.A., Müller-Wille, S.E.W., Calvert, J. and Dupré, J., 'Disciplinary baptisms: A comparison of the naming stories of genetics, molecular biology, genomics and systems biology', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 29 (1), 2007, pp. 5-32. Disciplinary baptisms preprint‎ O'Malley, M.A. and Dupré, J., 'Introduction: Towards a philosophy of microbiology', Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 38 (4), 2007, pp. 775-779. Available online (subscription required). O'Malley, M. A. and Dupré, J., 'Size doesn't matter: Towards a more inclusive philosophy of biology', Biology and Philosophy, 22 (2), 2007, pp. 155-191. Read the paper here.

Dupré, J. and O'Malley, M.A., 'Metagenomics and biological ontology'. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 38 (4), 2007, pp. 834-846. Available online (subscription required).

O'Malley, M. A., Calvert, J. and Dupré, J., 'The study of socioethical issues in systems biology', American Journal of Bioethics, 7 (4), 2007, pp. 67-78. Socioethical issues preprint‎ O'Malley, M. A., Calvert, J. and Dupré, J., 'Response to our commentators', American Journal of Bioethics, 7 (4), 2007, W7-W9.

Dupré, J., 'Scientific Classification', Special Issue of Theory, Culture and Society of Problematizing Global Knowlege, 23, 2006, pp. 30-32.

Dupré, J., 'You must have thought this book was about you: Reply to Daniel Dennett', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 70, 2005, pp. 691-5.

Dupré, J. with O'Malley, M.A., 'Fundamental Issues in Systems Biology', Bioessays 27, 2005, pp. 1270-1276. Online abstract.

Dupré, J., 'Understanding Contemporary Genomics', Perspectives on Science, 12, 2004, pp. 320-338.

Dupré, J., 'Human Kinds and Biological Kinds: Some Similarities and Differences', Philosophy of Science, supp, 2004, pp. 892-900.

Dupré, J., 'What's all the fuss about social constructivism?', Episteme, 1, 2004, pp. 73-85.

Dupré, J., 'On Human Nature, Human Affairs', Journal of the Slovakian Academy of Sciences, 13, 2003, pp. 109-122.

On Human Nature, Human Affairs

Edtited translation Slovakian for the inaugural issue of Anthropos, 1, 2004, pp. 37-40.

Dupré, J., 'Is 'Natural Kind' a Natural Kind?', The Monist [special issue on the philosophy of biology], 85, 2002, pp. 29-49.

Dupré, J., 'The Lure of the Simplistic', Philosophy of Science, 69, supplement, 2002, pp. 284-293.

Dupré, J., 'Ontology IS the Problem, commentary on Paul W. Andrews, Steven W. Gangestad and Dan Matthews,', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25, 2002, pp. 516-517.

Dupré, J., 'Evolution and Gender', Women: A Cultural Review, 12, 2001, pp. 9-18.

Dupré, J., 'In Defence of Classification', Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 32, 2001, pp. 203-219.

Dupré, J., 'Planters vs. Weeders, review of Ullica Segerstråle, Defenders of the Truth: The Battle for Science in the Sociobiology Debate and Beyond', American Scientist, 89, 2001, pp..

Planters vs. Weeders

Dupré, J., 'Comments on Terry Eagleton's Base and Superstructure Revisited', New Literary History, 31, 2000, pp. 241-245.

Dupré, J., 'In Defence of the Baldwin Effect: A Reply to Watkins', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 51, 2000, pp. 477-479.

In Defence of the Baldwin Effect: A Reply to Watkins

Dupré, J., 'What the Theory of Evolution Can't Tell Us', Critical Quarterly, 42, 2000, pp. 18-34.

Dupré, J., 'Against Reductive Theories of Human Behaviour', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, supp. Vol, 1998, pp. 153-171.

Dupré, J., 'Normal People', Social Research, 65, 1998, pp. 221-248.

Normal People

Dupré, J., 'Om tingenes uorden [in Norwegian]: interview with Stale R.S. Finke and Jonathan Knowles', Agora, 1997, pp. 255-264.

Dupré, J., 'The Solution to the Problem of the Freedom of the Will', Philosophical Perspectives, 10, 1996, pp. 385-402.

Dupré, J., with Gagnier. R., 'A Brief History of Work', Journal of Economic Issues, 2, June, 1996, pp. 553-559.

Excerpt of 'A Brief History of Work'.

Dupré, J., 'Promiscuous Realism: Reply to Wilson', British Journal for Philosophy of Science, 47, 1996, pp. 441-444.Dupré, J., 'Abstract of The Disorder of Things', Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association, 68, 1995, pp. 84-86.

Dupré, J., with Gagnier, R., 'On Work and Idleness', Feminist Economics, 1, June, 1995, pp. 1-14.

Abstract of 'On work and idleness'.

Dupré, J., 'Methodological Individualism and Reductionism in Biology', Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supp. Vol, 1994, pp. 165-84.

Dupré, J., 'Some Philosophical Implications of the Rehabilitation of Group Selection', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 17, 1994, pp. 619-620.

Dupré, J., 'On Scientific Imperialism', Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings, vol 2, 1994, pp. 374-381.

Abstract of 'On Scientific Imperialism'

Dupré, J., with Gagnier, R., 'Not in Our Brains [Commentary on a paper by Herbert Simon]', Stanford Humanities Review, 4, 1994, pp. 54-56.

Dupré, J., 'Sexism, Scientism and Sociobiology: One More Link in the Chain', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 16, 1993, p. 292.

Dupré, J., 'Could There Be A Science of Economics?', Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 18, 1993, pp. 363-378.

Dupré, J., 'Arbitrariness and Bias in Evolutionary Theorizing', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 15, 1992, pp. 98-99.

Dupré, J., 'Probabilistic Causality: A Rejoinder to Ellery Eells', Philosophy of Science, 1990, pp. 690-698.

Abstract of 'Probabilistic causality'

Dupré, J., 'The Philosophical Foundations of Animal Welfare', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 13, 1990, pp. 19-20.

Dupré, J., 'Scientific Pluralism and the Plurality of the Sciences: Comments on David Hull's Science as a Process', Philosophical Studies, 60, 1990, pp. 61-76.

Dupré, J., 'Wilkerson on Natural Kinds', Philosophy, 64, 1989, pp. 248-251.

Abstract of 'Wilkerson on natural kinds'

Dupré, J., with Cartwright, N., 'Probability and Causality: Why Hume and Indeterminism Don't Mix', Nous, 22, 1988, pp. 521-536.

Dupré, J., 'Materialism, Physicalism and Scientism', Philosophical Topics, 16, 1988, pp. 31-56.

Dupré, J., 'Sociobiology and the Problem of Culture [commentary on Philip Kitcher's Vaulting Ambition]', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 10, 1987, pp. 75-76.

Dupré, J., 'Sex, Gender and Essence', Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 11, 1986, pp. 441-457.

Dupré, J., 'Probabilistic Causality Emancipated', Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 9, 1984, pp. 169-175.

Dupré, J., 'The Disunity of Science', Mind, 92, 1983, pp 321-346.

Reprinted in The Philosopher's Annual, Vol. VI, ed. P.Athay, P.Grim, and C.J.Martin, Ridgeview Publishing Company, 1983, pp. 63-88.

Abstract of 'The Disunity of Science'.

Dupré, J., 'Sociobiology and Human Reproduction', Analysis, 43, 1983, pp. 210-212.

Dupré, J., 'Natural Kinds and Biological Taxa', Philosophical Review, 90, 1981, 66-91.

Abstract of 'Natural kinds and biological taxa'

Dupré, J., 'Blinded by Science: How not to Think About Social Problems', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 15, 1992, pp. 382-383.

Reviews

Dupré, J., Review of Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly Wrong, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Online, 29 October 2012.

Dupré, J., Review of Aaron Gillette, 'Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century', in Human Genetics, 131, (3), pp. 525-526

Dupré, J., 'A fine book, but who's it for?', Review of Evelyn Fox Keller, The Mirage of a Space between Nature and Nurture, in Metascience, published online, 30 June 2011.

Dupré, J., 'The cpnditions for existence', Review of John O. Reiss, Not By Design: Retiring Darwin's Watchmaker, in American Scientist, 98, March/April 2010, pp.170-172.

Dupré, J., Review of Daniel Steel, Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science, Philosophical Review, 119,(1), 2010

Dupré, J., ' The Biopolitics of Life', Review of Nikolas Rose, The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century, in The Lancet, August 2008.

Dupré, J., 'Is Biology Reducible to the Laws of Physics?', review of Alexander Rosenberg, Darwinian Reductionism: Or, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology, in American Scientist, 2007, pp.274-276.

Is biology reducible to the law of physics?

Dupré, J., Review of Nicholas Agar, Liberal Eugenics, in New Formations, 60, 2007, pp. 150-153.

Dupré, J., 'Deconstructing the Gene', review of Lenny Moss, What Genes Can't Do, in Critical Inquiry, 48 (1), 2006.

Dupré, J., Review of Joseph LaPorte, Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change, in Notre Dame philosophical reviews, 2004.

Review of Joseph LaPorte, Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change

Dupré, J., 'Science and Values in Science', review of Philip Kitcher, Science, Truth, and Democracy, in Inquiry, 2004, pp. 505-514.

Dupré, J., 'Making Hay with Straw Men', review of Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, in American Scientist, 2003, pp. 69-72.

Making Hay with Straw Men

Dupré, J., 'Horticultural Diversity in the Post-Positivist Garden', review of D. Wade Hands, Reflection Without Rules, in The Journal of Economic Methodology, 2003, pp. 531-535.

Dupré, J., Review of Brian Tokar (ed.), Redesigning Life: The Worldwide Challenge to Biotechnology, in Patterns of Prejudice, 36, 2003, pp. 81-83.

Dupré, J., Review of Robert Aunger (ed.), Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science, in Mind and Language, 18, 2003, pp. 220-224.

Dupré, J., Review of Miriam Solomon, Social Empiricism, in Philosophy, 2003, pp. 132-136.

Dupré, J., Review of Mary Midgley, Myths We Live By, in Philosophers Magazine, 2003.

Dupré, J., 'Reconciling Lion and Lamb?', review of Helen Longino, The Fate of Knowledge, in Metascience, 12, 2003, pp.223-226.

Dupré, J., 'Hidden Treasure in the Linnean Hierarchy', review of Marc Ereshefsky, The Poverty of the Linnean Hierarchy: A Philosophical Study of Biological Taxonomy, in Biology and Philosophy, 17, 2002: pp. 423-33.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Ian Hacking, The Social Construction of What?', review of Ian Hacking, The Social Construction of What?, in Journal of Philosophy, 2002: pp. 673-676.

Dupré, J., 'The Many Faces of Philosophy and Biology', review of Michael Ghiselin, Anthony O'Hear, Metaphysics and the origin of Species, Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation, in Studies in The History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 32, 2001: pp. 169-177.

Dupré, J., 'Aristotle as the Antidote to the cartesian Contagion', review of Edward Pols, Mind Regained, in Contemporary Psychology, 45, 2000: pp 262-264.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Norman Levitt, Prometheus Bedeviled', review of Norman Levitt, Prometheus Bedevilled, in The Sciences, March/Apri, 2000: pp. 40-45.

Reply to correspondence, The Sciences, July/August 2000, pp. 3 and 5

Dupré, J., 'Review of David Chalmers, The Conscious Mind', review of David Chalmers, The Conscious Mind, in Faith and Philosophy, 17, 2000: pp. 395-401.

Dupré, J., 'Autonomy and Respectability for the Social Sciences', review of Harold Kincaid, Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences and Individalism and the Unity of Science, in Journal of Economic Methodology, 2, 1999: pp 291-296.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Tony Lawson, Economics and Reality', review of Tony Lawson, Economics and Reality, in Feminist Economics, 1999: pp. 121-126.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Stephen Pinker', review of Stephen Pinker, The Nature of Mind, in Philosophy of Science, 66, 1999: pp. 489-493.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Ernst Mayr, This is Biology', review of Ernst Mayr, This is Biology, in Philosophy of Science, 66, 1999: pp. 504-506.

Dupré, J., 'Unification Not Proved', review of Edward O Wilson, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, in Science, 280, 1998: pp 1395.

Unification Not Proved

Dupré, J., 'Review of Robert Brandon, Concepts and Methods in Evolutionary Biology', review of Robert Brandon, Concepts and Methods in Evolutionary Biology, in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 48, 1997: pp.292-296.

Dupré, J., 'On the Necessity of Practising a Benign, or Utopian, Genetics', review of Philip Kitcher, The Lives to Come, in London Review of Books, November, 1996: pp 17-18.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Elliott Sober, From a Biological Point of View: Essays in Evolutionary Philosophy', review of Elliott Sober, From a Biological Point of View: Essays in Evolutionary Philosophy, in Philosophy of Science, 63, 1996: pp. 143-145.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Philip Kitcher, The Advancement of Science', review of Philip Kitcher, The Advancement of Science, in Philosophical Review, 104, 1995: pp. 147-151.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Alexander Rosenberg, Instrumental Biology , or The Disunity of Science', review of Alexander Rosenberg, Instrumental Biology , or The Disunity of Science, in Canadian Philosophical Reviews, 15, 1995: pp.283-285.

Review of Alexander Rosenberg, Instrumental Biology , or The Disunity of Science

Dupré, J., 'The Philosophical Basis of Biological Classification', review of Marc Ereshefsky, The Units of Evolution: Essays on the Nature of Species, in Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 25, 1994: 271-279.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Mark Blaug, The Methodology of Economics', review of Mark Blaug, The Methodology of Economics, in Economics and Philosophy, 10, 1994: 138-145.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Hilary Kornblith, Inductive Inference and Its Natural Ground', review of Hilary Kornblith, Inductive Inference and Its Natural Ground, in Teaching Philosophy, 17, 1994: pp.368-370.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Paul Feyerabend, Science in a Free Society', review of Paul Feyerabend, Science in a Free Society, in Stanford Magazine, 1994: pp.12-13.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Elliott Sober, Philosophy of Biology', review of Elliott Sober, Philosophy of Biology, in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 45, 1994: pp.1084-1087.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Ellery Eells, Probabilistic Causality', review of Ellery Eells, Probabilistic Causality, in Isis, 83, 1992: pp.528-529.

Dupré, J., 'Review of David L. Hull, The Metaphysics of Evolution', review of David L. Hull, The Metaphysics of Evolution, in Quarterly Review of Biology, 66, 1991: pp. 191.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Daniel R. Brooks and E.O.Wiley, Evolution as Entropy', review of Daniel R. Brooks and E.O.Wiley, Evolution as Entropy, in Isis, (81) 1990: pp.149-150.

Dupré, J., 'Feminist Perspectives on Biological Science', review of Anne Fausto-Sterling, Lynda Birke, Sandra Harding, Myths of Gender, Women Feminism, and Biology, The Science Question in Feminism, in Biology and Philosophy, 4, 1989: pp. 107-119.

Dupré, J., 'Review of Brian Loar, Mind and Meaning,', review of Brian Loar, Mind and Meaning, Ethics, (Ethics (booknotes)) 1985: pp..

Dupré, J., 'Review of John Yolton, Perceptual Acquaintance from Descartes to Reid', review of John Yolton, Perceptual Acquaintance from Descartes to Reid, (Ethics (booknotes)) 1985: pp..

Research Interests

My research career has been in the philosophy of science, but especially the philosophy of biology. Particular interests include: biological classification, the relation of technical to everyday biological kinds and to traditional problems of essentialism; adaptationism and optimality; reductionism; indeterministic accounts of causality; evolution and the limitations of evolutionary psychology; and the biological basis of sex and gender. I also worked for several years on issues in the philosophy of economics.

My book The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science (Harvard University Press, 1993) articulates a non-reductive, indeterministic, and pluralistic metaphysics, and argues that this is much better suited to understanding contemporary science, especially biology, than is the monistic physicalism assumed by most contemporary philosophers of science. This general picture provided the background for extended critical discussion of evolutionary psychology and rational choice theory in Human Nature and the Limits of Science (Oxford University Press, 2001), in which I also insist on the necessity of a pluralistic understanding of human nature. My book, Darwin’s Legacy: What Evolution Means Today (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) collects a number of papers on issues very broadly related to the classification of organisms.

My current work is focused on philosophical issues concerning the interpretation and implications of genetics and genomics. I have written a book in collaboration with my colleague Professor Barry Barnes on a sociological and philosophical introduction to contemporary genomics: Genomes and What to Make of Them (University of Chicago Press, 2008).

I am working on the projects New directions in genomics: , and , until recently in collaboration with Dr Maureen O'Malley. I also worked with Dr O'Malley on the project .