Joshua Filler

  Joshua Filler

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A. in Philosophy, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. in Communications Media, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

 

Current Courses Taught

  • PHL 120 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 200 Philosophy of Social Science
  • PHL 251 Introduction to Philosophy of Science
  • PHL 290 Reality and Knowledge
  • PHL 300 Philosophy of Language
  • PHL 308 Logic
  • PHL 355 Philosophy of Evolution

Professional Affiliations

  • Philosophy of Science Association
  • International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences of Biology
  • American Philosophical Association

 

 

 

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • “Carnapian Conventionalism, Ontology, and the Philosophy of Biology” Philosophy of Science Association Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 14-18, 2012
  • Commenter on Derek Green’s “Responsibility, Reactive Attitudes, and Rule-Following” at the 2012 Wisconsin Philosophical Association Meeting, Oshkosh, WI (2012)
  • “Creeping Carnapian Conventionalism: Three Challenges to Biological Metaphysics” at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences of Biology in Salt Lake City, UT, July 10-15, 2011.
  • “Underdetermination, Pluralism, and the Levels of Selection” Philosophy of Science Association Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, November 2010.
  • “Newtonian Forces and Evolutionary Biology: A Problem and Solution for Extending the Force Analogy” Philosophy of Science (2009).

 

 

 

Areas of Interest

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • History of Modern Philosophy