Handouts

Instructions for Writing Papers (Here's a Chinese translation)

Jim Pryor's advice on writing philosophy papers

An Introduction to Bayesian Epistemology

Probability (from Ellery Eells, Probabilistic Causality, Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 399-402).

What does a confidence interval mean?

A Note on Confidence Intervals

The Special Consequence Condition of Confirmation

Simpson's Paradox:  Sex Discrimination, Smoking, and the Evolution of Altruism

When is altruism fitter than selfishness? A simple example in which groups are of size 2

Two Concepts of Similarity

What Reichenbach Proved about Common Causes

Reichenbach on Simplicity and the Straight Rule

Two Fitness Fallacies

"Famine, Affluence, Morality" (from Peter Singer, Philosophy and Public Affairs 1: 229-243).



Courses

Philosophy and the Sciences -- Philosophy 220 (Fall 2016)
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Philosophy of Biology -- Philosophy 523 (Fall 2016)
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Philosophy and the Sciences -- Philosophy 220 (Fall 2015)

Philosophy of Science Graduate Seminar (Explanation) -- Philosophy 920 (Fall 2015)

Philosophy and the Sciences -- Philosophy 220 (Fall 2014)

Philosophy of Biology -- Philosophy 523 (Fall 2014)

Philosophy of Science Graduate Seminar (Parsimony) -- Philosophy 920 (Spring 2014)

Philosophy of Biology -- Philosophy 523 (Fall 2013)

Philosophy of Biology Pro-Seminar -- Philosophy 920 (Spring 2012)
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Philosophy of Science -- Philosophy 520 (Fall 2011)
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Parsimony Graduate Seminar -- Philosophy 920 (Spring 2011)
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Philosophy of Biology -- Philosophy 523 (Fall 2010)
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Altruism and Units of Selection -- Philosophy 920 (Fall 2009)
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Darwin and Darwinism -- Philosophy 523 (Fall 2008)
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Philosophy of Probability -- Philosophy 522 (Fall 2008)
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Freshman Seminar on Philosophy and Probability -- Philosophy 104 (Fall 2007)
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Proseminar in Philosophy of Science -- Philosophy 920 (Fall 2007)
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Evidence and Evolution -- Philosophy 920 (Fall 2006)
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Honors Introduction to Philosophy 181 (Fall 2006)
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Philosophy of Probability (Fall 2004)
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Philosophy of Biology (Fall 2004)
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Undergraduate Course -- Philosophy of Probability (Spring 2003) 
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Grad Seminar -- Scientific Realism (Winter 2003) 
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Grad Seminar -- Scientific Realism (Fall 2002) 
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Seminar at LSE (May/June 2002)
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Honors Intro to Philosophy (Fall 2001) 
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Grad Seminar -- Probability in Philosophy (Fall 2001)
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Grad Seminar at LSE (May/June 2001)
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Grad Seminar -- Evidence in Evolutionary Theory (Fall 2000)
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Grad Seminar at LSE (May/June 2000)
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Honors Intro to Philosophy (Fall 1999)
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Undergraduate Philosophy of Biology (Spring 2000)
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