New Contributor: Janella Baxter

Posted on May 24, 2018 by


I’m happy to announce yet another solid philosopher to the fold here at A Philosopher’s Take. I had the pleasure of meeting Janella Baxter a few years back at one of our grad conferences here at the University of Calgary. Dr. Baxter is a pleasure to be around and talk philosophy with; here is a little about her in her own words (taken from her website): janellabaxter_0
“I’m a philosopher of the sciences, specializing in the history and philosophy of biology, psychology, and technology. I am excited to announce that I will be a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for the Philosophy of Science starting fall 2018.”
Currently, Dr. Baxter is finishing up her post-doc at the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. Her research on that project focused on the nature of biological practice, causal explanation, and biological possibility by studying the technological successes of biologists. She works to expose various ways in which the existing literature mischaracterizes the scope of biology by ignoring research programs aimed at making new things happen with technology.

Please join me in welcoming Janelle to the fold; glad to have you blogging, Janella!