Denis Walsh

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France: from September 1st to October 31, 2018

Denis Walsh is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. He received a PhD in Biology from McGill University, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of London. He is author of Organisms, Agency, and Evolution (2015, Cambridge University Press).

The project 

Title: Agency in the Natural World

Keywords

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Mind, Evolution, Meta-ethics

Selected publications

  • Walsh, D.M. (forthcoming) Being human, being Homo sapiens. In Hübner, K. (ed) History of human nature. Oxford University Press.
  • Walsh, D.M. (forthcoming) Teleology and Purpose In: Love, A. and De La Rosa, L (eds) The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Refereed, accepted)
  • Walsh, D.M. (forthcoming)The Paradox of Population Thinking In: Uller, T. and K. Laland (eds) Cause and Process in Biology. Cambridge, Ma.: MIT Press 
  • Walsh, D.M. (2018) Objectcy and Agency: Toward A Methodological Vitalism. In Nicholson, D. and J. Dupré (eds) Everything Flows:Towards a process biology. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Walsh, D.M. A, Ariew, M. Matthen (2017) “Four Pillars of Statisticalism” Philosophy, Theory and Practice in Biology (New series) 1:1-17 Huneman, P. and D.M. Walsh (2017)
  • Huneman, P. and D.M. Walsh Challenging the Modern Synthesis: Adaptation, Inheritance, Development. Oxford University Press. 352 pages
  • Walsh, D.M. (2017) Chance caught on the wing: metaphysical commitment or methodological artifact? In Challenging the Synthesis: Adaptation, Development, Inheritance Huneman, P and D. Walsh (eds) Oxford University Press. pp. 239- 261
  • Walsh, D.M. and Philippe Huneman (2017) Challenging the Synthesis: Introduction. In Challenging the Synthesis: Adaptation, Development, Inheritance Huneman, P and D. Walsh (eds) Oxford University Press. pp. 1-36
  • Walsh, D.M. (2016) Challenges to Evolutionary Theory. In Humphreys, p. (ed). Oxford Handbook for Philosophy of Science. Oxford: Oxford Univesity Press
  • Walsh, D.M. (2015) Organisms, Agency, and Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Walsh, D.M. (2015) “Variance, Invariance and Statistical Explanation,” Erkenntnis DOI 10.1007/S10670-014-9680-3
  • Walsh, D.M. (2014) Descriptions and Models: Some responses to Abrams Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and the Biomedical Sciences 44: 302-308
  • Walsh, D.M. (2014) “The Negotiated Organism: Inheritance, Development and the Method of Difference” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 112: 295-30
  • Thompson, R. Paul and Denis M. Walsh (2014) Evolutionary Biology: Conceptual, Ethical and Religious Issues Cambridge University Press. 243 pp.
  • Walsh, D.M. Introduction (2014) In. Thompson, R. Paul and Denis M. Walsh (2014) Evolutionary Biology: Conceptual, Ethical and Religious Issues Cambridge University Press. 243 pp.
  • Walsh, D.M. Function and teleology (2014) In. Thompson, R. Paul and Denis M. Walsh (2014) Evolutionary Biology: Conceptual, Ethical and Religious Issues Cambridge University Press. pp.193-216