MELINDA BONNIE FAGAN portrait
  • Associate Professor, Philosophy
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Current Courses

Fall 2018

  • PHIL 3350-001
    Hist & Phil Science
    Location: GC 5310 (GC 5310)
  • PHIL 3370-001
    Philosophy of Biology
    Location: CTIHB 406 (CTIHB 406)

Professional Organizations

  • Joint Caucus of Socially Engaged Philosophers and Historians of Science. 11/2012 - present. Position : Member.
  • European Philosophy of Science Association . 09/2009 - present. Position : Member.
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research . 06/2009 - present. Position : Member.
  • Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice . 06/2009 - present. Position : Member.
  • PSA Women's Caucus. 11/2008 - present. Position : Member.
  • International Society for History of Philosophy of Science . 06/2008 - 06/2010. Position : Member.
  • American Philosophical Association. 08/2006 - present. Position : Member.
  • Philosophy of Science Association. 09/2000 - present. Position : Member.
  • International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology. 09/2000 - present. Position : Member.

Student Projects

  • Sponsor, student-taught course ‘History and perception of self-injury’ (Rice University). Raasha Suleman. 01/2013 - 05/2013
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis (Rice University) . Carolyn Branecky. 04/2012 - 06/2013
  • Independent Research and Reading course (Rice University): (Fall 2009) . Alex Gorischek. 08/2009 - 12/2009
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis (Rice University) . Julia Bursten. 04/2007 - 06/2008

Courses taught (Rice)

Introduction to Philosophy of Science (Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012) 
 
Theory of Knowledge (Fall 2007, Spring 2009 & 2011, Fall 2011 & 2012, Spring 2014) 
 
Philosophy of Biology (Spring 2008, Spring 2011) 
 
Philosophy of Science (Spring 2009, Spring 2010) 
 
Seminar in Social Epistemology (Spring 2008) 
 
Seminar in Pragmatism: Rational Practices (Fall 2008) 
 
Seminar in Philosophy of Science (Fall 2010, Spring 2013, Spring 2014) 
 
Philosophical Challenges and Engineering Applications of Stem Cells (Spring 2010) 
(co-taught with Prof. Ann Saterbak, Dept. of Bioengineering, Rice University) 
 

Current Students

  • Jennifer Bulcock, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Member. Institution: Rice University.