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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Roberta Millstein

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

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Office: 2287 Social Sciences and Humanities Building

Phone: (530) 554-9954


Ph.D.: University of Minnesota, 1997

Dissertation: "The Chances of Evolution: An Analysis of the Roles of Chance in Microevolution and Macroevolution," co-directed by C. Kenneth Waters and John Beatty

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of science, history and philosophy of biology

Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 2006

2010-2011 Course Schedule

38 Introduction to Philosophy of Biology
115 Problems in Normative Ethics

108 Philosophy of the Biological Sciences
220 Environmental Ethics

Not Teaching

Other Courses
208 Philosophy of Biology Seminar
210 Philosophy of Science Seminar

Recent Publications

“Populations as Individuals” in Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution and Cognition. Special edition on The Edges and Boundaries of Biological Objects, guest edited by M. Haber and J. Odenbaugh (forthcoming).

“Concepts of Drift and Selection in ‘The Great Snail Debate’ of the 1950s and Early 1960s” in Joe Cain and Michael Ruse (eds.), Descended from Darwin: Insights into the History of Evolutionary Studies, 1900-1970, Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society (2009), 271-298.

Currently Supervising Dissertations