Christopher Haufe

Assistant Professor

Christopher Haufe

History and Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Biology

Chris Haufe works on problems in the history and philosophy of science, particularly biology. His current research focuses on conceptions of natural law in biological science from the late 18th century up to the present, the epistemology of subjunctive propositions, and the way in which philosophical presuppositions about science affect scientific funding.


(forthcoming) “Mass Extinction and Conservation” (2014) Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics (with Jeremy Bendik-Keymer)

(2013) “Why Do Funding Agencies Favor Hypothesis Testing?” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 44: 363–374

(2013) “From Necessary Chances to Biological Laws” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science64(2): 279-295

(2012) “Darwin’s Laws” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences43(1): 269-280

(2010a) [letter] “Machine Science: What’s Missing” Science 330(6002): 317-318 (with Maureen O’Malley, Richard Burian, and Kevin Elliott)

(2010b) [review] Barash, D. and Lipton, J. (2009) How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Stories: Evolutionary Enigmasin The Quarterly Review of Biology 85(1): 121

(2009a) “Philosophies of Funding” Cell 138(4): 611 – 615 (with Maureen O’Malley, Richard Burian, and Kevin Elliott)

(2009b) “Where No Mind Has Gone Before: Exploring Laws in Distant and Lonely Worlds” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 23(3): 265 – 276 (with Matthew Slater)

(2008a) “Perverse Engineering” Philosophy of Science 75(4): 437 – 446

(2008b) “Sexual Selection and Mate Choice in Evolutionary Psychology” Biology and Philosophy 23(1):115 – 128

Clark Hall 203C