Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

Eric Desjardins

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Assistant Professor

Member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Environmental Philosophy and Bioethics

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 87769
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 2130
E-mail: edesjar3@uwo.ca 
Website: Rotman Institute of Philosophy

2015-2016 Teaching

Selected Publications

BOOK :

  • Barker, Gillian, Eric Desjardins and Trevor Pearce (eds.) (2013) Entangled Life : Organism and Environment in the Biological and Social Sciences, Springer Series: History, Philosophy & Theory of the Life Sciences. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.


ARTICLES:

  • Beatty, John and Eric Cyr Desjardins (2009), “Natural Selection and History,” Biology and Philosophy, 24: 231-246.

  • Desjardins, Eric (2011) “Historicity and Experimental Evolution” in Biology and Philosophy, 26: 339-364.

  • Desjardins, Eric (2011) “Reflexions on Path Dependence and Irreversibility : Lessons From Evolutionary Biology”, Philosophy of Science, 78(5):724–738.

  • Desjardins, Eric (2015) “Historicity and Ecological Restoration”, Biology and Philosophy 30: 77-98

  • Desjardins, Eric, Gillian Barker, Zoe Lindo, Catherine Dieleman, Antoine Dussault (2015) “Promoting Resilience”, Quarterly Review of Biology 90(2): 147-165

  • Desjardins, Eric (under revision) "Focusing the meaning of "coevolution" in social-ecological studies" 


CHAPTERS IN BOOK:
  • Desjardins,
    Eric, Gillian Barker and Quim Madrenas (2013) “Thinking Outside the
    Mouse” in Barker, Gillian, Eric Desjardins and Trevor Pearce (eds.)
    Entangled Life : Organism and Environment in the Biological and Social Sciences, Springer Series: History, Philosophy & Theory of the Life Sciences. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

  • Desjardins, Eric (forthcoming 2016) “Contingent Evolution: Not by Chance Alone” in Ramsey, Grant (Ed.) Chance in Evolution, Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

  • Beatty,
    John, Eric Desjardins and Marc Crawford (forthcoming 2016) “What Does
    it Mean to Say that History Matters, Causally Speaking” in C. Kenneth
    Waters and James Woodward (eds.)
    Minnesota Studies in Philosophy of Science: Philosophical Perspectives on Causal Reasoning in Biology, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

 
BOOK REVIEW:
  • La biodiversité en question. Enjeux philosophiques, éthiques et scientifiques, Elena Casetta & Julien Delord (Eds). Paris: Editions Matériologique. In Studies in History and Philosophy of Science - Section C, 2015