Dr Emily Parke
PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
I am a philosopher of science with an interdisciplinary background working in science. To learn more about my research and teaching, see my website.
Research | Current
- Philosophy of science (especially scientific experimentation and modelling)
- Philosophy of biology (especially evolutionary, experimental and microbiology)
Teaching | Current
PHIL 260 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 263 Philopsophy of Biology
PHIL 360 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 363 Philopsophy of Biology
Areas of expertise
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Biology
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Parke, E. C., Calcott, B., & O'Malley MA (2018). A cautionary note for claims about the microbiome's impact on the "self". PLoS biology, 16 (9)10.1371/journal.pbio.2006654
- Parke, E. C. (2014). Experiments, Simulations, and Epistemic Privilege. Philosophy of Science, 81 (4), 516-536. 10.1086/677956
- Parke, E. C. (2014). Flies from meat and wasps from trees: Reevaluating Francesco Redi’s spontaneous generation experiments. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 45, 34-42. 10.1016/j.shpsc.2013.12.005
- Parke, E. C. (2013). What could arsenic bacteria teach us about life?. Biology & Philosophy, 28 (2), 205-218. 10.1007/s10539-012-9338-y
- Bedau, M. A., Parke, E. C., Tangen, U., & Hantsche-Tangen, B. (2009). Social and ethical checkpoints for bottom-up synthetic biology, or protocells. Systems and Synthetic Biology, 3 (1-4), 65-75. 10.1007/s11693-009-9039-2
- Bedau, M., & Parke, E. C. (Eds.) (2009). The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Pages: 365.
Semester 2, 2016: Fridays 10–11:30am.
I'm happy to meet at other times by appointment.
Primary office location
ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 4, Room 427
14A SYMONDS ST