Joshua Filler

Joshua Filler

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

FillerJ@ripon.edu
920-748-8739
Office: East 206

  • Basic Information
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Professional Affiliations

Basic Information

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

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

Publications

  • “Carnapian Conventionalism, Ontology, and the Philosophy of Biology” Philosophy of Science Association Meeting, San Diego, California, November 14-18, 2012
  • Commenter on Derek Green’s “Responsibility, Reactive Attitudes, and Rule-Following” at the 2012 Wisconsin Philosophical Association Meeting, Oshkosh, Wisconsin (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, Utah, 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

Professional/Scholarly Affiliations

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