Greg Mikkelson

Associate Professor,
McGill University

Department of Philosophy
Room: LEA 913
Leacock Building
855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T7
Tel: 514-398-8630
E-mail: gregory.mikkelson@mcgill.ca
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Education
Ph.D., Conceptual Foundations of Science, University of Chicago, 1997
M.S., Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 1992
B.A., International Affairs, Trinity University, 1987


Research
I do trans-disciplinary research on the patterns, causes, consequences, and value of biodiversity. This research has led to publications in the fields of community ecology, philosophy of science, nature poetry, ecological economics, and environmental ethics.

Courses
PHIL 349 - Environmental Philosophy (Winter / Hiver)
PHIL 481 - Topics in Philosophy (Winter / Hiver)
PHIL 341 - Philosophy of Science (Winter / Hiver)
PHIL 446 - Current Issues in Political Philosophy (Winter / Hiver)
ENVR 400 - Environmental Thought (Winter / Hiver)
PHIL 237 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Fall / Automne)
PHIL 580 - Problems of Philosophy 1 (Fall / Automne)
PHIL 540 - Seminar in Philosophy and Social Sciences (Fall / Automne)

Publications
26- Environmental Values, Human Nature, and Economic Democracy
Mikkelson G.M.
2016 Human Ecology (Date Added: 2017-02-10)

25- Individualistic Environmental Ethics: A Reductio ad Exstinctum?
Mikkelson, Gregory M., Chapman, Colin A., ,
2014 Environmental Ethics (Date Added: 2014-11-25)

24- Richness Theory: From Value to Action
Mikkelson, Gregory M.
2014 Les ateliers de l'éthique (Date Added: 2014-10-15)

23-Economic equality as a condition for biodiversity conservation
Mikkelson, G. M., R. Billé, and G. Kleitz
2013 Reducing Inequalities: A Sustainable Development Challenge ( Date Added: 2016-07-14)

22- Growth Is the Problem; Equality Is the Solution
Mikkelson, G. M
2013 Sustainability (Date Added: 2013-01-30)

21- Sandra D. Mitchell. Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity, and Policy,
Mikkelson, Gregory M.
2011 Philosophy of Science (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

20- Multiple links between species diversity and temporal stability in bird communities across North America
Mikkelson, G. M., , McGill, B. J., Beaulieu, S., Beukema, P. J.
2011 Evolutionary Ecology Research (Date Added: 2011-11-28)

19- Diversity and the good
Mikkelson, G. M.
2011 Handbook of the Philosophy of Science (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

18- Weighing species
Mikkelson, G. M.
2011 Environmental Ethics (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

17-Equality: Economic and ecological
Mikkelson, G. M.
2011 Canadian Dimension ( Date Added: 2011-08-31)

16- The View from Mwakingali A
Mikkelson, G. M.
2009 Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (Date Added: 2011-09-29)

15-Diversity-stability hypothesis.
Mikkelson, G. M.
2009 Encyclopedia of environmental ethics and philosophy ( Date Added: 2011-08-31)

14- Ecological economics
Mikkelson, Gregory M.,
2008 The philosophy of biology (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

13- Ecology
Mikkelson, Gregory,
2007 The Cambridge companion to the philosophy of biology (Date Added: 2012-01-11)

12- Economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss
Mikkelson, G.M., Gonzalez, A., Peterson, G.D.
2007 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

11- Realism versus instrumentalism in a new statistical framework
Mikkelson, G.M.
2006 Philosophy of Science (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

10- Niche-Based vs. Neutral Models of Ecological Communities
Mikkelson, Gregory M.
2005 Biology & Philosophy (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

9-The natural philosophy of ecology: developmental systems ecology
Salthe, S.N.
2004 Ecological Complexity ( Date Added: 2011-09-02)

8-Biological diversity, ecological stability, and downward causation

2004 Philosophy and biodiversity ( Date Added: 2011-08-31)

7- Ecological Kinds and Ecological Laws
Mikkelson, G.M.
2003 Philosophy of Science (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

6- Coherence, species turnover, and boundary clumping: Elements of meta-community structure
Leibold, M.A., Mikkelson, G.M.
2002 Oikos (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

5- Complexity and verisimilitude: Realism for ecology
Mikkelson, G.M.
2001 Biology and Philosophy (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

4- A comparative analysis of nested subset patterns of species composition
Wright, D.H., Patterson, B.D., Mikkelson, G.M., Cutler, A., Atmar, W.
1998 Oecologia (Date Added: 2011-08-31)

3-Methods and metaphors in community ecology: the problem of defining stability
Mikkelson, G.M.
1997 Perspectives on Science ( Date Added: 2011-09-02)

2- Stretched lines, averted leaps, and excluded competition: A theory of scientific counterfactuals
Mikkelson, G.M.
1996 Philosophy of Science (Date Added: 2011-08-31)