PHIL*2000
Philosophy of Biology
University of Guelph

Winter 2017


MCKN 227
Wed. 7:00-9:50


Instructor: 
Stefan Linquist             

linquist@uoguelph.ca  
Office:  MACK 358                                              
Hours:  Wed. 5:00-6:00




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course materials 

Syllabus

paper writing guidelines

first essay questions

final essay questions (due at noon on April 17)


Reflection Questions 1 - on Dawkins Chapter 1 - (due Tuesday Jan. 17).

Reflection Questions 2 - on Dawkins Chapters 2 & 3 - (due Tuesday Jan. 24).

Reflection Questions 3 - on kin selection vs multi-level selection (due Tuesday, Jan. 31) 


Reflection Questions 4 - on Dawkins Ch 11 -memes -(due Tuesday, Feb 7) 

Reflection Questions 5 - on Dawkins Ch 13  -(due Tuesday, Feb 14) 

Reflection Questions 6 - on Woodward and Goodstein (due Wednesday March 8- 3:00 pm

Reflection Questions 7 - on Tainted Chapter 2 (due Wednesday March 15- 3:00 pm

Reflection Questions 8 - on Stealth Advocacy (due Wednesday March 22- 3:00 pm

Reflection Questions 9 - on ecological contingency (due Wednesday March 29- 3:00 pm

Reflection Questions 10 - on ecological laws (due Wednesday April 5- 3:00 pm



               
              
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books

  • Dawkins, R.(1976) The Selfish Gene. Oxford University Press.
  • Shrader-Frechette, K. (2016) Tainted: How Philosophy of Science Can Expose Bad Science.  Oxford University Press.

articles
  • Wilson, R. (2007), �Levels of selection.� In Matthen and Stephens (eds) Philosophy of Biology (p. 111-128).




    for final papers