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

Presentations

  • Institutions and the Scientific Research Agenda: Why citizen review might beat peer review. , Presented, 2022.
  • Global Change and Sustainability Center Seminar Series: Whose Anthropocene? , Presented, 2021.
  • Philosophy in the City: Sanctuary Cities—Managing immigrant wildlife in the urban ecosystem. , Presented, 2021.
  • LSE Conjectures and Refutations: Landfills deserve love, too. , Presented, 2020.
  • Digital Matters Research Symposium: Whose Anthropocene. , Presented, 2020.
  • Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series: Whose Anthropocene? , Presented, 2020.
  • Simpson Center for the Humanities Seminar: A conversation about biodiversity in the Anthropocene. , Presented, 2018.
  • Utah Environmental Humanities Seminar: Waiting for the Anthropocene. , Presented, 2018.
  • Diverse Voices in Philosophy, Stanford: Waiting for the Anthropocene. , Presented, 2017.
  • New York Philosophy of Language Workshop: Metalinguistic judgments as scientific evidence. , Presented, 2015.
  • Public Philosophy Network: Invasion biology and conservation decision-making. , Presented, 2021.
  • 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. , Presented, 2019.
  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology: In what sense does language evolve? , Presented, 2017.
  • Philosophy of Biology at Dolphin Beach: Where’s the biology in cognitive science? , Presented, 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. , Presented, 2015.
  • UPenn Workshop in History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Science: How (not to)/(to not) study cognitive variation. , Presented, 2015.
  • Women in the History of Philosophy: Philosophical readings of Cavendish’s literary works. , Presented, 2014.
  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology: Save the planet, eliminate biodiversity. , Presented, 2013.
  • UPenn Workshop in History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Science: Why formal semantics can’t be agnostic about the ontology of language. , Presented, 2013.
  • UPenn Workshop in History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Science. , Presented, 2012.
  • Stegner Center Annual Symposium: Panel on Local solutions on the Wasatch Front. Other, Presented, 2020.
  • Park City Film Series Panel: “Anthropocene: the Human Epoch”. Other, Presented, 2019.
  • Dissoi Logoi Panel: Rhetorical Ethics in the Digital Age. Other, Presented, 2019.
  • California Philosophy Workshop: Commentary on O’Connor's "Testing the Red King Hypothesis". Other, Presented, 2018.
  • GPPC Workshop on Interdisciplinary Philosophy: Commentary on Machery: The Evolution of Morality. Other, Presented, 2013.
  • Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology: ‘Public health crises’ are a public health crisis: Against public health approaches to behavioral addiction. , Presented, 2022.
  • Philosophy of Science Association: Deep sediments; shallow time. , Presented, 2021.
  • Philosophy in the Wild: Novel ecosystems—a 'license to trash nature,' or the tool we need to naturalize trash? , Presented, 2022.
  • SSoCIA 2020: We come in peace...but shouldn’t advertise it. , Presented, 2020.
  • Rocky Mountain Ethics: What’s wrong with racial dogwhistles? , Presented, 2020.
  • Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium: What’s wrong with dogwhistles? , Accepted, 2020.
  • Workshop on Experimental Philosophy of Science: Experimenting on scientific corpora. , Presented, 2019.
  • Philosophy of the City: Against ecological nativism in the urban community. , Presented, 2019.
  • American Association of Physics Teachers: The ethics of communicating complexity. , Presented, 2019.
  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology: Restoration, Regeneration, and Novel Ecosystems. , Presented, 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. , Presented, 2019.
  • Agent-Based Models in Philosophy: Prospects and Limitations; Working with very little: what do we get out of neutral models? , Presented, 2019.
  • Philosophy of Science Association: Mineral Misbehavior. , Presented, 2018.
  • Rocky Mountain Ethics: Be ye therefore like the hypocrites. , Presented, 2018.
  • Society for Philosophy and Psychology: "Informal replication" is precisely the oxymoron it seems to be. , Presented, 2018.
  • Computational Modeling in Philosophy: Some Good Reasons to Attend Your Own Funeral—Against Scientific Stubbornness. , Presented, 2018.
  • Workshop: Linguistic Intuitions, Evidence, and Expertise: A non-evidential case for the use of intuitions in linguistics. , Presented, 2017.
  • Evolang: Skepticism towards skepticism towards computer simulation in evolutionary linguistics. , Presented, 2016.
  • Metaphor in Use: Linguistic patterns and linguistic rules. , Presented, 2015.
  • Agent-Based Modeling in Philosophy: Modeling the evolution of language with and without much empirical data. , Presented, 2014.
  • Penn-Rutgers-Princeton Social Epistemology Workshop: Why not all evidence is scientific evidence. , Presented, 2014.
  • Philosophy of Science Association: Can intuitions be empirical evidence? The reliability of semantic intuitions. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • NSF IGERT 2013 Poster and Video Competition: Ambiguous Signaling in Evolutionary Game Theory. Poster, Presented, 2013.

Publications

  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). Biodiversity Eliminativism. Routledge. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). How we can make good use of linguistic intuitions, even if they aren’t good evidence. OUP. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Natural diversity. Springer. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). What is Language. Ergo. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). COVID-19, other zoonotic diseases and wildlife conservation. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). We Come in Peace? A Rational Approach to METI. Space Policy. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). Santana, C. (2014). Ambiguity in cooperative signaling. Philosophy of Science, 81(3), 398-422. Accepted, .
  • Diane Pataki (date unknown). Ethical considerations of urban ecological design and planning experiments. Plants, People, Planet. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Biodiversity is a chimera and chimeras aren't real. Biology & Philosophy. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). Why citizen review might beat peer review at identifying pursuitworthy scientific research. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). The value of and in novel ecosystem(s). Biology and Philosophy. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). Why not all evidence is scientific evidence. Episteme. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). What's wrong with dogwhistles. Social Philosophy. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Let’s not agree to disagree: the role of strategic disagreement in science. Synthese. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Waiting for the Anthropocene. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Mineral Misbehavior. Foundations of Chemistry. 1-11. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). Santana, C. (2014). Save the planet: eliminate biodiversity. Biology & Philosophy, 29(6), 761-780. Chicago. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Why recognizing the Anthropocene Age doesn’t matter”. OUP Blog. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Conflict Exploration: The case of cats in Australia. Exploring Conservation Conflict Blog. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Mining History. Expositions. Accepted, .
  • Karen Kovaka (date unknown). Kovaka, K., Santana, C., Patel, R., Akçay, E., & Weisberg, M. (2016). Agriculture increases individual fitness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). Santana, C., & Weisberg, M. (2014). Group-level traits are not units of selection. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(03), 271-272. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Review of Philosophy and Climate Science. Notre Dame Philosophy Reviews. Accepted, .
  • Santana, C. (date unknown). Holocene Book Review: Urgency in the Anthropocene. The Holocene. Accepted, .
  • Carlos Santana (date unknown). Book Review: Thinking Through Climate Change, by Adam Briggle. Quarterly Review of Biology. Accepted, .