Brief biography of James Barham
PhD Candidate in HPS, Notre Dame University
Fellow, Institute for the Study of Nature
Born in Dallas, Texas, in 1952, James was educated
in Classics at the University of Texas at Austin, and in the
History of Science at Harvard University. Working as an
independent scholar, he has published nine papers over the past
16 years on the physical modeling of value, purpose, and meaning
in biology. He is presently writing his doctoral dissertation on philosophy of
biology in the History and
Philosophy of Science Program at the University of Notre Dame.
Emergence of Biological Value" (Adobe
PDF format, zipped), from Dembski & Ruse,
Debating Design (Cambridge
University Press, 2004).
"The Reality of Purpose and the Reform
of Naturalism" (Adobe
PDF format, zipped) (this is a pre-press version of a paper eventually published
under the same name in Philosophia Naturalis,
home page for more information.