CARLOS GRAY SANTANA portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Philosophy
801-581-8161

Presentations

  • Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium: What’s wrong with dogwhistles? Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 04/23/2020.
  • SSoCIA 2020: We come in peace...but shouldn’t advertise it . Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 03/26/2020.
  • Stegner Center Annual Symposium: Panel on Local solutions on the Wasatch Front. Other, Presented, 03/20/2020.
  • Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series: Whose Anthropocene? Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/13/2020.
  • Workshop on Experimental Philosophy of Science: Experimenting on scientific corpora. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/15/2019.
  • Philosophy of the City: Against ecological nativism in the urban community. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/03/2019.
  • Park City Film Series Panel: “Anthropocene: the Human Epoch”. Other, Presented, 09/25/2019.
  • American Association of Physics Teachers: The ethics of communicating complexity. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/23/2019.
  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology: Restoration, Regeneration, and Novel Ecosystems. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/10/2019.
  • 11th Barcelona Workshop, Issues in Conceptual Ethics: Are housecats and pigeons ‘native species’ in the urban ecosystem—Re-engineering scientific concepts to deal with global change. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/31/2019.
  • Dissoi Logoi Panel: Rhetorical Ethics in the Digital Age. Other, Presented, 04/05/2019.
  • Agent-Based Models in Philosophy: Prospects and Limitations; Working with very little: what do we get out of neutral models? Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/21/2019.
  • Killing cats to save finches: perspectives on invasive species and conservation ethics: A consideration of the place of “native species” and “invasive species” in urban ecology . Conference Paper, Presented, 03/16/2019.
  • Philosophy of Science Association: Mineral Misbehavior. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/03/2018.
  • Simpson Center for the Humanities Seminar: A conversation about biodiversity in the Anthropocene. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/01/2018.
  • Utah Environmental Humanities Seminar: Waiting for the Anthropocene. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/25/2018.
  • California Philosophy Workshop: Commentary on O’Connor's "Testing the Red King Hypothesis". Other, Presented, 10/20/2018.
  • Rocky Mountain Ethics: Be ye therefore like the hypocrites. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/09/2018.
  • Society for Philosophy and Psychology: "Informal replication" is precisely the oxymoron it seems to be. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/13/2018.
  • Computational Modeling in Philosophy: Some Good Reasons to Attend Your Own Funeral—Against Scientific Stubbornness. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/22/2018.
  • Workshop: Linguistic Intuitions, Evidence, and Expertise: A non-evidential case for the use of intuitions in linguistics. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/25/2017.
  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology: In what sense does language evolve? Conference Paper, Presented, 07/18/2017.
  • Diverse Voices in Philosophy, Stanford: Waiting for the Anthropocene. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/12/2017.
  • Philosophy of Science Association: Can intuitions be empirical evidence? The reliability of semantic intuitions . Poster, Presented, 11/03/2016.
  • Evolang: Skepticism towards skepticism towards computer simulation in evolutionary linguistics. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/21/2016.
  • New York Philosophy of Language Workshop: Metalinguistic judgments as scientific evidence. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/15/2015.
  • Metaphor in Use: Linguistic patterns and linguistic rules. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/09/2015.
  • Philosophy of Biology at Dolphin Beach: Where’s the biology in cognitive science? Conference Paper, Presented, 08/15/2015.
  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology: The most dismal part of the dismal science: the role of environmental economics in conservation planning. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/09/2015.
  • UPenn Workshop in History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Science: How (not to)/(to not) study cognitive variation. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/05/2015.
  • Agent-Based Modeling in Philosophy: Modeling the evolution of language with and without much empirical data. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/12/2014.
  • Women in the History of Philosophy: Philosophical readings of Cavendish’s literary works. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/13/2014.
  • Penn-Rutgers-Princeton Social Epistemology Workshop: Why not all evidence is scientific evidence. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/12/2014.
  • GPPC Workshop on Interdisciplinary Philosophy: Commentary on Machery: The Evolution of Morality. Other, Presented, 10/25/2013.
  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology: Save the planet, eliminate biodiversity. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/11/2013.
  • UPenn Workshop in History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Science: Why formal semantics can’t be agnostic about the ontology of language. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/26/2013.
  • NSF IGERT 2013 Poster and Video Competition: Ambiguous Signaling in Evolutionary Game Theory. Poster, Presented, 03/15/2013.
  • UPenn Workshop in History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Science. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/20/2012.

Publications

  • Santana, C. (2019) “Why recognizing the Anthropocene Age doesn’t matter” OUP Blog, guest post. Published, 12/16/2019.
  • Santana, C. (2019) “Conflict Exploration: The case of cats in Australia” Exploring Conservation Conflict Blog. Published, 10/15/2019.
    https://medium.com/@ConservConflict/conflict-explo...
  • Santana, C. (2019) “Holocene Book Review: Urgency in the Anthropocene.” The Holocene. Published, 09/12/2019.
  • Santana, C. (2019). Let’s not agree to disagree: the role of strategic disagreement in science. Synthese. Published, 03/25/2019.
  • Santana, C. (2019). “Mineral Misbehavior.” Foundations of Chemistry. Published, 03/01/2019.
    https://rdcu.be/boREy
  • Santana, C. (2019). “Natural diversity.” in Casetta, Marques da Silva, and Vecchi (eds.) From Assessing to Conserving Biodiversity. Published, 09/28/2019.
  • Santana, C. (2018). Mining History. Expositions. Published, 12/05/2018.
    https://expositions.journals.villanova.edu/article...
  • Santana, C. (2018). Review of Philosophy and Climate Science. Notre Dame Philosophy Reviews. Published, 09/22/2018.
    https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/philosophy-and-climate-sc...
  • Santana, C. (2018). Biodiversity is a chimera and chimeras aren't real. Biology & Philosophy. Published, 04/12/2018.
    https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.lib.utah.edu/art...
  • Santana, C. (2018). Waiting for the Anthropocene. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. Published, 03/14/2018.
    https://academic.oup.com/bjps/advance-article/doi/...
  • Santana, C. (2017) “Why not all evidence is scientific evidence.” Episteme. Published, 03/27/2017.
    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/episteme/a...
  • Santana, C. (2016) “What is Language?” Ergo. Published, 11/07/2016.
    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/ergo/12405314.0003.019...
  • Santana, C. (2016) “Biodiversity Eliminativism.” in J. Garson, A. Plutynski, and S. Sarkar (eds.) Routledge Handbook for the Philosophy of Biodiversity. Published, 11/01/2016.
  • Kovaka, K., Santana, C., Patel, R., Akçay, E., & Weisberg, M. (2016). Agriculture increases individual fitness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. Published, 06/30/2016.
    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/behavioral...
  • Santana, C., Patel, R., Chang, S., & Weisberg, M. (2016). When is the spread of a cultural trait due to cultural group selection? The case of religious syncretism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. Published, 03/09/2016.
    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/behavioral...
  • Santana, C. (2015). ‘Two Opposite Things Placed Near Each Other, are the Better Discerned’: Philosophical Readings of Cavendish's Literary Output. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 23(2), 297-317. Published, 02/04/2015.
    https://utah.academia.edu/CarlosSantana
  • Santana, C. (2014). Ambiguity in cooperative signaling. Philosophy of Science, 81(3), 398-422. Published, 07/15/2014.
    https://utah.academia.edu/CarlosSantana
  • Santana, C. (2014). Save the planet: eliminate biodiversity. Biology & Philosophy, 29(6), 761-780. Chicago. Published, 01/21/2014.
    https://utah.academia.edu/CarlosSantana
  • Santana, C., & Weisberg, M. (2014). Group-level traits are not units of selection. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(03), 271-272. Published, 06/27/2014.
    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/behavioral...
  • Santana, C. forthcoming “A non-evidential case for the use of intuitions in linguistics.” in Samuel Schindler, (ed.) Linguistic Intuions. Accepted, 12/17/2018.