John Dupré

  • Date of Birth

    Born in the U.K.
  • Cambridge PhD

    He received his PhD at Cambridge after studying in the U.S. for 2 years as a Harkness Fellow. At this time, he was a Junior Research Fellow at St. John's College, Oxford, England.
  • Stanford Professor

    He began teaching in the Department of Philosophy at Stanford University, where he remained a Professor until 1996.
  • Arbitrariness and Bias in Evolutionary Theorizing

    Dupre J (1992). Arbitrariness and Bias in Evolutionary Theorizing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 15(1), 98-99. Author URL.
  • Metaphysical Foundations

    Dupre, J (1993). The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science. Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press.
  • Philosophical Bias of Biological Classification

    Dupre JA (1994). The Philosophical Basis of Biological Classification. Review of Marc Ereshefsky, `The Units of Evolution: Essays on the Nature of Species'. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 25(2), 271-279. DOI.
  • Against Scientific Imperialism

    Dupre J (1995). Against Scientific Imperialism. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, 1994, Vol. Two, 374-381. Author URL.
  • The Disorder of Things

    Dupre JA (1995). The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association, 68(3), 84-86. Full text.
  • Review of Alexander Rodenberg

    Dupre JA (1995). Review of Alexander Rosenberg, `Instrumental Biology or the Disunity of Science'. Canadian Philosophical Reviews, 15(4), 283-285. Abstract.
  • Professor at Birkbeck

    He returned to London to take a new position as Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. At the same time he also became a Senior Research Fellow at Exeter.
  • Metaphysical Disorder and Scientific Disunity

    Dupre JA (1996). Metaphysical Disorder and Scientific Disunity. In Galison P, Stump D (Eds.) The Disunity of Science, Stanford University Press, 101-117.
  • Necessity of Practicing an Benign or Utopian Genetics

    Dupre JA (1996). On the Necessity of Practicing a Benign, or Utopian, Genetics. Review of Philip Kitcher, `The Lives to Come: the Genetic Revolution and Human Possibilities'. London Review of Books, 18(22), 17-18.
  • Against Reductionist Explanations of Human Behavior

    Dupre J (1998). Against Reductionist Explanations of Human Behaviour 1: John Dupré. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 72(1), 153-171. Author URL. DOI.
  • Autonomy and Respectability for the Social Sciences

    Dupre JA (1999). Autonomy and Respectability for the Social Sciences. Review of Harold Kincaid, `Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences and Individalism and the Unity of Science'. Journal of Economic Methodology, 6(2), 291-296. DOI.
  • On the Impossibility of a Monistic Account of Species

    Dupre JA (1999). On the Impossibility of a Monistic Account of Species. In Wilson RA (Ed) Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays, Cambridge University Press, 3-20.
  • Aristotle as an Antidote

    Dupré J (2000). Aristotle as the Antidote to the Cartesian Contagion. Contemporary Psychology, 45(3), 262-264. DOI.
  • Economics without Mechanism

    Dupre JA (2001). Economics without Mechanism. In Maki U (Ed) The Economic World View: Studies in the Ontology of Economics, Cambridge University Press, 308-332.
  • Human Nature and the Limits of Science

    Dupre, J (2001). Human Nature and the Limits of Science., Oxford University Press (Clarendon Imprint).
  • In Defense of Classification

    Dupre JA (2001). In Defence of Classification. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 32(2), 203-219. Full text. DOI.
  • Director of Egenis

    At this time he assumed full-time dictatorship of Egenis, the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society at Exeter.
  • Evolutionary Psychology

    Dupre JA (2002). Evolutionary Psychology: a Case Study in Genetic Determinism. In Hull DL, Van Regenmortel MHV (Eds.) Promises and Limits of Reductionism in the Biomedical Sciences, John Wiley and Sons, 233-243. DOI.
  • Ontology IS the Problem

    Dupre JA (2002). Ontology IS the Problem. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25(4), 516-517. Abstract. DOI.
  • The Gene Myth

    Dupre JA (2004). The Gene Myth. Review of Mary Midgley, `Myths We Live By'. Philosophers' Magazine(25), 58-58.
  • Understanding Contemporary Genomics

    Dupre JA (2004). Understanding Contemporary Genomics. Perspectives on Science, 12(3), 320-338. Abstract. Full text. DOI.
  • Darwin's Legacy

    Dupre, J (2005). Darwin's Legacy: What Evolution Means Today. Oxford, Oxford University Press. Abstract. DOI.
  • The ends of economics

    Dupré J, Gagnier R (2005). The ends of economics. In (Ed) The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the Interface of Literature and Economics, 150-161. Abstract. DOI.
  • Deconstructing the Gene

    Dupre JA (2006). Deconstructing the Gene. Review of Lenny Moss, `What Genes Can't Do'. Critical Quarterly, 48(1), 117-121. DOI.
  • Scientific Classification

    Dupre J (2006). Scientific Classification. Theory, Culture and Society: explorations in critical social science, 23(2-3), 30-32. Author URL. Full text. DOI.
  • Biology and Physics

    Dupre JA (2007). Is Biology Reducible to the Laws of Physics?. Review of Alexander Rosenberg, `Darwinian Reductionism: Or, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology'. American Scientist, 95(3), 274-276. Abstract.
  • Metagenomics and Biology

    Dupre JA, O'Malley MA (2007). Metagenomics and biological ontology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 38(4), 834-846. Abstract. Full text. DOI.
  • Study of Socioethical issues

    O'Malley MA, Calvert J, Dupre J (2007). The study of socioethical issues in systems biology. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS, 7(4), 67-78. Author URL. Full text. DOI.
  • Climate Change and Microbes

    Dupre JA (2008). Climate Change and Microbes: Influence in Numbers. EnvironmentalResearchWeb
  • Darwin's Legacy Today

    Dupre JA (2008). Darwin’s Legacy Today. Society Now, 12-12.
  • Moving from Darwinism

    Dupre JA (2009). It's time to move on from 'darwinism'. Western Morning News Abstract.
  • Podium

    Dupre JA (2009). Podium: Darwinism May Hold the Key to Knowing What it is to be Human. The Independent (UK Newspaper)
  • Elected Fellow of AAAS.

    He was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition for his work on Darwinism.
  • Darwin and Genomics

    Dupré J, Gagnier R (2010). Darwin and Genomics: Regenia Gagnier interviews John Dupré. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 0(11). DOI.
  • Postgenomic Darwinism

    Dupre JA (2010). Postgenomic Darwinism. In Brown W, Fabian AC (Eds.) Darwin, Cambridge University Press, 150-171. Abstract. Full text.
  • The Conditions for Existence

    Dupre JA (2010). The Conditions for Existence. Review of John O. Reiss, `Not By Design: Retiring Darwin’s Watchmaker'. American Scientist: the Magazine of Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society, 98(2), 170-17
  • The Human Genome

    Dupre JA (2010). The Human Genome, Human Evolution, and Gender. Constellations: an international journal of critical and democratic theory, 17(4), 540-548. Full text. DOI.
  • Processes of Life

    Dupre JA (2012). Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology., Oxford University Press. Abstract. DOI.
  • The Constituents of Life 1 & 2

    Dupré J (2012). The Constituents of Life 1: Species, Microbes, and Genes1. Abstract. DOI.
    Dupré J (2012). The Constituents of Life 2: Organisms and Systems. Abstract. DOI.
  • Understanding Viruses

    Pradeu T, Kostyrka G, Dupré J (2016). Understanding viruses: Philosophical investigations. Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci, 59, 57-63. Abstract. Author URL. DOI.
  • New Trends in Evolutionary Biology

    Bateson P, Cartwright N, Dupre J, Laland K, Noble D (2017). New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives. INTERFACE FOCUS, 7(5). Author URL. DOI.
  • Sex-Linked Behavior

    Dupre JA, Fine C, Joel D (2017). Sex-Linked Behavior: Evolution, Stability, and Variability. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 666-673. Abstract. Full text.
  • The Metaphysics of Evolution

    Dupré J (2017). The metaphysics of evolution. Interface Focus, 7(5), 20160148-20160148. Abstract. Full text. DOI.
  • A Processual Perspective on Cancer

    Dupre JA, Bertolaso M (2018). A Processual Perspective on Cancer. In Nicholson D, Dupre J (Eds.) Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 321-336.
  • Everything Flows

    Nicholson D, Dupre J (eds)(2018). Everything flows: towards a processual philosophy of biology. Oxford, Oxford University Press. Abstract.
  • Human Nature

    Dupré J (2018). Human nature: a process perspective. In (Ed) Why We Disagree About Human Nature, 92-107.
  • Processes. Organisms, Kinds, and the Inevitability of Pluralism

    Dupre JA (2018). Processes, Organisms, Kinds, and the Inevitability of Pluralism. In Bueno O, Chen R, Fagan M (Eds.) Individuation across Experimental and Theoretical Sciences, Oxford University Press. Abstract.
  • Biological Identity

    Meincke AS, Dupré J (2020). Biological identity: Why metaphysicians and philosophers of biology should talk to one another. In (Ed) Biological Identity: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology, 1-21.
  • Life as Process

    Dupre J (2020). Life as Process. Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, 57, 96-96. Full text.
  • Processes within Processes

    Dupré J (2020). Processes within processes: a dynamic account of living beings and its implications for understanding the human individual. In (Ed) Biological Identity: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology, 149-166.
  • The Fight Against Doubt

    Dupre J (2020). The Fight against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap between Scientists and the Public. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 87(1), 204-207. Author URL. Full text.
  • Metaphysics of Biology

    Dupré J (2021). The Metaphysics of Biology., Cambridge University Press. Abstract.
  • Epistemology Publication

    Dupré J, Leonelli S (2022). Process epistemology in the COVID-19 era: rethinking the research process to avoid dangerous forms of reification. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 12(1). Abstract. Full text. DOI.