Michael Ruse

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Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor and Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program
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Email: mruse@fsu.edu
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Michael Ruse is the Lucyle T. Wekmeister Professor and Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Florida State University. Before coming to Florida State in 2000, Michael taught at the University of Guelph for 35 years. He received his B.A. from the University of Bristol in 1962, his M.A. from McMaster University in 1964, and his PhD from the University of Bristol in 1970. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Bergen, McMaster University, and the University of New Brunswick.


Publications - Books

  Reflections on the Origin of Species, with David Reznick Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008 Cambridge Companion to the Origin of Species, edited with Robert J Richards, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008
Charles Darwin, Oxford: Blackwell, 2007 Palaeontology at the High Table, edited with David Sepkoski, University of Chicago Press, 2007
Harvard Companion to Evolution (edited with Joseph Travis), Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007 Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Biology, edited volume, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007
Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology, edited with David Hull, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007 Darwinism and its Discontents, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006
The Evolution/Creation Struggle Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005, also in Dutch and Korean   A Darwinian Evolutionist's Philosophy Seoul, Korea, 2004 (Korean and English)
Darwinian Heresies (edited with Abigail Lustig and Robert J. Richards), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004 Darwin and Design: Does Evolution have a Purpose? Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2003
Debating Design: Darwin to DNA (edited with William Dembski), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004 Stem Cell Research (edited with Christopher Pynes) Buffalo: Prometheus, 2003, second edition 2006
Genetically Modified Foods (edited with David Castle), Buffalo: Prometheus, 2002   Of the Plurality of Worlds: An Essay, by William Whewell (edited with preface), Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001
  Cloning (edited with Aryne Sheppard), Buffalo: Prometheus, 2001 The Evolution Wars: A Guide to the Controversies, Santa Barbara: ABC CLIO, 2000. Paperback, Rutgers University Press, 2001
Readings in the Philosophy of Biology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998, edited with David Hull Can a Darwinian be a Christian? The Relationship between Science and Religion Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press 2001. Also translated into Spanish and Korean

Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction?

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999 Also translated into Spanish and Portuguese

  Biology and Ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998 (Edited volume, with Jane Maienschein)
Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1996. Evolutionary Naturalism London: Routledge, 1994, (Collected Essays)
The Darwinian Paradigm: London: Routledge, 1989, (Collected Essays)  

What is the Philosophy of Biology Is. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1989.

(Edited Volume).

But is it Science? The Philosophical Question in the Evolution/Creation Controversy. (Edited Volume) Buffalo: Prometheus, 1988; second edition with Robert Pennock, 2008.

Philosophy of Biology Today. Albany: SUNY Press, 1988.

The Philosophy of Biology. (Edited volume). New York: Macmillan, 1989. New edition with additional material 1998, Prometheus Books, Buffalo, NY; Second edition 2007
Homosexuality: A Philosophical Inquiry. Oxford: Blackwell, 1988.

Taking Darwin Seriously: A Naturalistic Approach to Philosophy

Oxford: Blackwell, 1986. Also translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese. Second edition with new preface 1998, Prometheus Books, Buffalo, NY

 

Nature Animated. (Edited volume of conference papers.) Dordrecht: Reidel, 1980.

 

 

Darwinism Defended: A Guide to the Evolution Controversies

Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1982.

  Is Science Sexist? And Other Problems in the Biomedical Sciences. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1981. (Collected Essays)

The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979, Second edition, with new Afterword, 1999. Also translated into Spanish and Italian.

  Sociobiology: Sense or Nonsense? Dordrecht: Reidel, 1979. Second edition, with new Afterword, 1985. Also translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.   The Philosophy of Biology, London: Hutchinson, 1973.
Also translated into Spanish, Russian and Italian.
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