Gillian Barker


Assistant Professor
Member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy

Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Environmental Philosophy
BA Toronto; MA, Ph.D. University of California

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 87747
Office: Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB), Room 7150

I am a philosopher of science, with interdisciplinary training in the philosophy, history, and social studies of science from the University of Toronto and the University of California, San Diego. I have research interests in general epistemology of science, in philosophy of biology and environmental philosophy, and in philosophical questions concerning the governance of science, the use of science in governmental policy, and the broader relationship between science and values.

Recent Publications

Desjardins, E,  G. Barker, C. Dieleman, A. Dussault, and Z. Lindo: "Promoting Resilience." Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 90, No. 2 (June 2015): 147-165.

Barker, G. (2015) "Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World", Columbia University Press.

Barker, G. and P. Kitcher (2014) Philosophy of Science: A New Introduction, Oxford University Press