Abrams

abramsMarshall Abrams received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He previously taught at George Washington University and Colgate University, and had a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University's Center for Philosophy of Biology. His current research focuses on relationships between biology, probability, and mind.

Publications


"Mechanistic Probability", forthcoming in Synthese.

"Natural selection at genomic regions associated with obesity and type-2 diabetes: East Asians and sub-Saharan Africans exhibit high levels of differentiation at type-2 diabetes regions", by Klimentidis, Abrams, Wang, Fernandez, Allison; forthcoming in Human Genetics.

"The Unity of Fitness", Philosophy of Science 76(5), December 2009.

"Fitness 'Kinematics': Biological Function, Altruism, and Organism-Environment Development", Biology and Philosophy 24(4), September 2009.

"What Determines Biological Fitness? The Problem of the Reference Environment", Synthese 166(1), January 2009.

"How Do Natural Selection and Random Drift Interact?", Philosophy of Science 74(5), December 2007.

"Fitness and Propensity's Annulment?", Biology and Philosophy 22(1), January 2007.

"Infinite Populations and Counterfactual Frequencies in Evolutionary Theory", Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 37(2), June 2006. 

"Teleosemantics without Natural Selection", Biology and Philosophy 20(1), January 2005.


Dr. Abram's website