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.

Selected publications:

"The 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, 2007, 44:31:52).

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This page last updated on March 13, 2008