Dr. Catherine Kendig - Department of Philosophy & Religion

Dr. Catherine Kendig

Dr. Catherine (Katie) Kendig

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Missouri Western State University
Department of Philosophy & Religion

Curriculum Vitae

Office Location: Popplewell Hall, Room 115B
Office Phone: (816) 271-4160
Email: ckendig@missouriwestern.edu

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Metaphysics
Areas of Competence: Ethics of New Technology, History of Science, Philosophy of Race


PhD Philosophy, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society/Department of Sociology and Philosophy, University of Exeter, U.K. 2009

MSc Philosophy and History of Science, King’s College London / London School of Economics, U.K., 1998

MA Philosophy, Social Policy, and Ethics, American University, Washington, DC, U.S.A.,1996

BA Philosophy (major), Political Philosophy (major), Biology (minor), Cognitive Science (minor) Syracuse University, NY, U.S.A., 1993

Publications in philosophy:

Kendig, Catherine (2012). Review of The Species Problem by Richard Richards. The Philosophical Quarterly 62:2, 405-408. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9213.2011.00025.x/abstract

Kendig, Catherine (2011). “Race as a Physiosocial Phenomenon.” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 33:2, 191-222. http://www.hpls-szn.com/articles.asp?id=134&book=29 [Awarded Honorable Mention for the American Philosophical Association 2012 Article Prize].

Kendig, Catherine (2011). “Debates in Philosophy of Biology: One Long Argument, or Many?” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25:1, 73–81. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02698595.2011.552419

Kendig, Catherine (2010). “An ontogenetic-ecological conception of species: a new approach to an old idea.” EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association. Online at PhilSci Archive: Conferences and Volumes http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/archive/00005267/

Kendig, Catherine and Marco Liverani (2009). “David Attenborough’s Darwin.” Genomics Network. Online at http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/egenis/news/comment/title,8194,en.html

Kendig, Catherine (2001). “Reconstructing the Concept of Homology for Genomics.” Pittsburgh/London Colloquium on Philosophy of Biology and Neuroscience, University of London. Online at PhilSci Archive: Conferences and Volumes http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/archive/00000359/  


Publications in public policy

Kendig, Catherine (1995). “Working paper: Improving the Financial Independence of Women: Innovative applications of the Grameen Bank model of Microenterprise Lending.” (Research report prepared for the think tank, Center for Policy Alternatives, Washington, DC).

Kendig, Catherine and Mark Roades (1996). “The Evolving Concept of a Just Society in Russia: How the Changing Economic System has Yielded Divergent Interpretations of Justice.” Transition (Publication of the think tank, Open Media Research Institute, Washington, DC).

Courses taught: links
PHL/BIO/CHE 308 History and philosophy of the natural sciences
PHL 220 Symbolic logic
PHL 230 Ethics: Current ethical issues in science and technology
HON 195 Honors Colloquium in Philosophy and Science
PHL/BIO 353 Philosophy of Biology
HUM/BIO/ENG/PSY/PSC 314 Technology and Society: Minds, Symbols and Machines
Philosophy of Science, British Society for the Philosophy of Science, International society for the history, philosophy and social studies of science,
Society for Philosophy of Science in practice, European Philosophy of Science Association, ESRC Genomics Network, American Philosophy Association, U.K. Higher Education Academy