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 and Emerging Technology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science in Practice (especially of Synthetic Biology)

Education:

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


 

Peer-Reviewed Scholarship

 

Edited volume (new essays)

Kendig, Catherine (editor) (forthcoming 2015) Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice. In the “History and Philosophy of Biology” Book Series, Rasmus Winther (series editor). Under contract with London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers. http://www.pickeringchatto.com/titles/1825-9781848935402-natural-kinds-and-classification-in-scientific-practice

 

Articles / Book Chapters/ Essay Reviews

Kendig, Catherine (forthcoming, 2015) “Kinding and Homologizing”. In Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice. In the “History and Philosophy of Biology” Book Series, Rasmus Winther (series editor). Under contract with London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers.

 

Kendig, Catherine (forthcoming, 2015) Introduction: “Kinding and Classifying Across the Sciences” In Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice. In the “History and Philosophy of Biology” Book Series, Rasmus Winther (series editor). Under contract with London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers.

 

Kendig, Catherine (accepted). “Synthetic Biology and Biofuels.” In Paul B. Thompson and David M. Kaplan, eds., Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. Dordrecht: Springer.

 

Kendig, Catherine (accepted). “Hybridity in Agriculture.” In Paul B. Thompson and David M. Kaplan, eds., Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. Dordrecht: Springer.

 

Kendig, Catherine (2014). “Towards a Multidimensional Metaconception of Species.” Ratio 27 (2): 155–172. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rati.12037/full

 

Kendig, Catherine (2013). “Integrating History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences in Practice to Enhance Science Education: Swammerdam's Historia Insectorum Generalis and the case of the water flea.” Science & Education 22(8): 1939-1961. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11191-013-9596-3

 

Kendig, Catherine, Swindler, Joshua*, and Anderson, Austin* (2012). “Bringing History and Philosophy of Biology into the Lab.” Bioscene 38(2): 36-42. [* denotes undergraduate contributors]

 

Kendig, Catherine (2012). “Review of The Species Problem by Richard Richards.” The Philosophical Quarterly 62(2): 405408. 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): 191222. 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

 

 

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