John Dupre

  • John Dupre

    John Dupre
    John Dupre was born on July 3, 1952. There is no place of birth or childhood history. Mr. Dupre area of expertise is on the study of life science; biology, philosophy and social sciences.
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  • Education

    John Dupre received a PhD from Cambridge. He worked on his undergrad at Oxford University. Then went to teach at Stanford and his finished his teaching career at University of Exeter.
    Mr.Dupre has a pluralistic view, this belief means that most of the power comes within the government but non-government groups still have the capacity to influence government decisions.
  • Accomplishments

    John Dupre books were The Disorder of Things 1993, Human Nature and the Limits of Science 2003, Humans and Other Animals. Clarendon Press 2002. These books helped challenged biological research because of human error and perception. He argued that some projects must remain subjective to change without all evidence because the world is constantly changing including biological taxonomy. Other accomplishments were that he became the president of Philosophy of Science Association in 2021.
  • Philosophical Quote

    Philosophical Quote
    if you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail”. The sciences I study have wonderful tools for exploring the natural world, and it is understandable that they want to employ them as widely as possible. However, one thing that never ceases to impress me about the living world is its diversity; and what this means is that different problems or topics often need different tools. One function of the philosophy of biology is to consider what is, and what is not, a nail." (instrument)
  • Citations

    Dupre, J. (n.d.). Profile. ProfessorJohnDupré | Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology | University of Exeter. Dupre, J. (2018). John Dubre biography. Biography .