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Robert N. Brandon

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Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743 (919) 660-3067 (office)
(email)
Education

Ph.D. Harvard University1979
B.A.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1974
Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Science, 
Philosophy of Biology, 
Logic

Professional Service

University Committee
Board Member, John Hope Franklin Center, 2012 - present  
Chair of the Provost’s Committee on Misconduct in Research, January 2012  
Committee for Integration accross scales in the sciences, February 2006  
APT, 2006-07 academic year  
DGS
DGS-Duke Certificate Program in Philosophy of Biology, Duke Certificate Program in Philosophy of Biology, 2012 - present  
Center for Philosophy of Biology, February 2006  
Departmental Officer
Job officer; search committee., January 2012  
Chair, January 01, 2000 - June 30, 2004  
Departmental Committee
Graduate student admission committee, 2013  
Service to the Professional Community
External evaluator on tenure cases at Arizona State University and Tufts., External evaluator on tenure cases at Arizona State University and Tufts.. January 7, 2012, January 2012  
Manuscript referee for Biology and Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and The British Journal for Philosophy of Science., Manuscript referee for Biology and Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and The British Journal for Philosophy of Science.. January 7, 2012, January 2012  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

The ZFEL Explanation of Macro-evolutioary Diversity, Montpellier, France, 2013/07  
Causation in Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill, September 02, 2012  
February, Robert N. Brandon, “The ZFEL Explanation of Macroevolutionary Diversity” at the University of Vermont, Department of Biology,, 2011  
April, Robert N. Brandon, “The ZFEL Explanation of Macroevolutionary Diversity” at the University of Chicago, Conceptual Foundations of Evolution, 2011  
July, Robert N. Brandon - “Response to Critics” at the biennial meeting of the International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011  
June, Robert N. Brandon, “The Hierarchical Nature of Biology’s First Law” at the annual Duke/Toronto/Montreal/Paris Consortium in Philosophy of Biology held in Paris, 2011  
Exporting Causal Knowledge in Biology: With and Without General Laws, Philosophy of Science Association meetings, Vancouver, CA, November 04, 2006  
Diversity and Complexity: Which Came First?, University of Montreal, May, 2006  
Historical, Structural and Functional Concepts: There is no Conflict, Paris, France, November 18, 2005  
The Principle Drift: Biology's First Law, The Konrad Lorenz Institute, Altenberg, Austria, September 24, 2005  
Doctoral Theses Directed

Leonore Z. Fleming, (0000)  
David Crawford, (0000)  
Publications (listed separately)

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