About

I am assistant professor of philosophy at Utica College.  This spring I am teaching History and Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking, and two sections of Professional Ethics online.  You can read my professor profile in the Utica College student newspaper here.

I have a PhD in philosophy and an MS in biology from Duke University.  My biology masters thesis, which was published in January of 2013 in Evolution and Development as “Drosophila Mutants Suggest a Strong Drive Toward Complexity in Evolution”, was recently featured in Scientific American! (Download the complete article here)

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My research spans philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, theoretical biology, and biomedical ethics.  I also have interests in the history of science, Darwin, philosophy and literature, existentialism, and Wittgenstein.

In my free time I enjoy classical music, opera, old movies from the 1930s and 40s and improving my graphic design skills.

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Contact:
Leonore Z. Fleming
The Department of Philosophy
Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd.
Utica, NY 13502
Tel: (315) 792-4524
Office: 245 White Hall
leflemin@utica.edu