Dr John Matthewson

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Lecturer in Philosophy

School of Humanities

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43372
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Room AT2.41, Atrium, Albany

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Biology

Applied ethics

Research Outputs

Journal

Matthewson, J. (2015). Defining paradigm Darwinian populations. Philosophy of Science. 82(2), 178-197
[Journal article]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, J. (2011). Trade-offs in model-building: A more target-oriented approach. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A. 42(2), 324-333
[Journal article]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, J., & Calcott, B. (2011). Mechanistic models of population-level phenomena. Biology and Philosophy. 26(5), 737-756
[Journal article]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, J., & Weisberg, M. (2009). The structure of tradeoffs in model building. Synthese. 170(1), 169-190
[Journal article]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, J. (2008). Book review: Ecological orbits: How planets move and populations grow by Ginzburg, L., and Colyvan, M. (2004). Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 85(3), 697-700Retreived from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00048400701574234
[Book Review]Authored by: Matthewson, O.

Book

Matthewson, OJW., & Wall, D. (2009). What's Venom's Poison. In B. Dyer (Ed.) Supervillains and Philosophy. : Open Court
[Chapter]Authored by: Matthewson, O.

Thesis

Matthewson, OJW. (2012). Generality and the limits of model-based science. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Matthewson, O.

Conference

Matthewson, OJ. (2016, March). In mechanistic explanation, more is always more. Presented at Problems of Scale. University of Wollongong.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
matthewson, . (2015, December). Biological normativity and disease. Presented at New Zealand Association of Philosophy
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW., & Griffiths, P. (2015, October). Boundaries from biology. Presented at Defining the boundaries of disease. Macquarie University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2015, August). Maternal signalling with divergent interests. Presented at Developmental origins of health and disease (preeclampsia )workshop
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2015, August). "Explanatory generality revisited". Presented at Philosophy and practice of modelling. University of Sydney.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW., & Griffiths, PG. (2015). DOHaD and evolutionary research heuristics. Poster session presented at the meeting of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Association of Australia and New Zealand conferece
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2015, March). Mechanistic explanations are more idealised than you think. Does it matter?. Presented at Empirical philosophy workshop, Victoria University of Wellington
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2014, December). When less mechanistic information produces better mechanistic explanations. Presented at New Zealand Association of Philosophy conference
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW., & Griffiths, PG. (2014, August). Four ways of going wrong. Presented at Philosophy of Biology at Dolphin Beach 8
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW., & Griffiths, PG. (2014, May). An evolutionary heuristic in medical research: requirements and pay-offs. Presented at Sydney-Australian National University Philosophy of Biology (SANU) workshop
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW., & Griffiths, P. (2014, March). An evolutionary approach to disease. Presented at 7th Munich-Sydney-Tilburg Conference in the Philosophy of Science: Evolutionary Thinking. University of Sydney.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2014, January). Representing cognition at the group level; gains and losses. Presented at The Emergence of Social Cognition. University of Wollongong.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW.Response to Principles of Evolutionary Medicine.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJ.Group agency in the real world. Presented at Australasian Association of Philosophy (NZ meeting)
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, J. (2012, December). Group Agency in the Real World. Presented at New Zealand Meeting of the Australasian Philosophy Association. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.

Other

Matthewson, OJW. (2015, May). Mechanistic Explanations are more idealised than you think. Does it matter?.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2014, November). Negotiating the boundary between philosophy and science. In Massey University Schools of Humanities and English and Media Studies seminar.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW., & Griffiths, P. (2014, May). An evolutionary heuristic in medical research: requirements and pay-offs.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW., & Griffiths, P. (2014, June). Application of evolutionary theory in cell biology – is there a rationale?.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2013, December). When less mechanistic information produces better mechanistic explanations..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2013, December). When less mechanistic information produces better mechanistic explanations..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2013, December). Adaptationism and the evolutionary medicine revolution.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW. (2013, September). Adaptationism and the evolutionary medicine revolution.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW.Group agents and the use of idealised models in philosophy.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW.What it will take for evolutionary thinking to truly transform medicine.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJW.Adaptationism and the evolutionary medicine revolution.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJ.What it will take for evolutionary thinking to truly transform medicine.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJ.Group agency in the real world.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, OJ.Group agency in the real world.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, J.Philosophy and Public Health. In Auckland region public health analyst peer group meeting.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.

Supervision and Teaching

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