::: about
   ::: news
   ::: links
   ::: giving
   ::: contact

   ::: calendar
   ::: lunchtime
   ::: annual lecture series
   ::: conferences

   ::: visiting fellows
   ::: resident fellows
   ::: associates

   ::: visiting fellowships
   ::: postdoc fellowships
   ::: senior fellowships
   ::: resident fellowships
   ::: associateships

being here
   ::: visiting
   ::: the last donut
   ::: photo album

::: center home >> people >> visiting fellows, 2007-08 >> elgin

Mehmet Elgin
Muğla University, Turkey
Academic Year 2007-08
The scope and limits of biological explanations of human behavior

September 2007

Mehmet Elgin (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison) is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Mugla Unviersity - Turkey and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh.

Philosophical interests: Philosophy of Science: Especially theory - choice; incommensurability problem; Duhem-Quine thesis and its implications for the epistemology of science; laws of nature. Philosophy of Biology: Biological laws and their function in explanatory and predictive models in biology; creationism vs. evolutionary theory to the extend that it is relevant to general issues about theory - choice in science; biological explanations of human behavior; how issues concerning reductionism in biology relate to the more general questions about reductionism.

::: homepage
(e-mail valid -May 2008)

Revised 2/19/08 - Copyright 2006