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This is my second year as assistant professor of philosophy at Utica College. This fall I am teaching Evolution and its Discontents, Ethics, and two sections of Critical Thinking.  In the spring of 2015 I will be teaching Contemporary Ethical Issues in Science and Technology, two sections of History and Philosophy of Science (co-taught with Dr. Lawrence Day of the Utica College Physics Department), and Critical Thinking. You can read my professor profile in the Utica College student newspaper here.

I have a PhD in philosophy and an MS in biology, both from Duke University. Most recently I published a paper with Robert Brandon (Duke University): “Drift sometimes dominates selection, and vice versa: A reply to Clatterbuck, Sober and Lewontin.”

My research interests include philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, history of science (particularly Darwin), evolutionary theory, and biomedical ethics.  I also have interests in the evolution of technology, philosophy and literature, existentialism, and Wittgenstein.

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

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