Joyce C. Havstad

Assistant Professor
650 Mathematics and Science Center
(248) 370-3391

BA, Philosophy of Life Science, University of California, San Diego, 2004
MA, Philosophy (with honors), San Diego State University (CA), 2007
PhD, Philosophy and Science Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2014

Major Fields
Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Chemistry, Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies

Selected Publications
Forthcoming. "Messy Chemical Kinds,"  British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

Forthcoming. "The Disconnect Problem, Scientific Authority, and Climate Policy" (joint author),  Perspectives on Science.

2016. "Protein Tokens, Types, and Taxa," Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice. New York: Routledge, 74-86.

2015. "The Semaphorontic View of Homology" (1st author), Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 324(7): 578-87.

2011. "Problems for Mechanism and Natural Selection," Philosophy of Science 78(3): 512-523.

2010. "Human Reproductive Cloning: A Conflict of Liberties," Bioethics 24(2): 7–77.

2008. "Phosphoinositide Signaling Links Protein Modification to Insulin Resistance" (4th author), Nature 451(7181): 964-969.

Course Offerings
Upcoming Courses
PHL 104: Introduction to Ethics in Science and Engineering
PHL 318: Bioethics
PHL 465: Natural Kinds

Past Courses
Introduction to Ethics in Science and Engineering
Animal Minds and Morals
Philosophy of Biology
Literature, Medicine, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Technology and Human Values
Philosophy and the Environment
Ethics, Reasoning, and Study Skills
Critical Thinking and Composition