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Dr John Matthewson

Lecturer in Philosophy

School of Humanities

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: AT2.41, Atrium
    Campus: Albany

Prizes and Awards

  • 2016 Philosophy of Science Association Early Career Scholar Essay Award - The Philosophy of Science Association (2016)
  • Massey University Research Fund Early Career Researcher Award - Massey University (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Biology

Applied ethics

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Matthewson, J., & Griffiths, PE. (2017). Biological criteria of disease: Four ways of going wrong. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (United Kingdom). 42(4), 447-466
[Journal article]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Griffiths, PE., & Matthewson, J. (2016). Evolution, Dysfunction and Disease: A reappraisal. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
[Journal article]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
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, J. (2017). Models of mechanisms. In S. Glennan, & P. Illari (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Mechanisms and Mechanical Philosophy. : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
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, J. (2017, May). Populations in medical research. Presented at Empirical Philosophy Workshop. Victoria University Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, J. (2016, November). What is a population?. Presented at 2017 Meeting of the New Zealand Association of Philosophy. University of Waikato.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
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, J. (2015, July). Idealised Organisation. Presented at 2015 Meeting of the International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology. Montreal, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Matthewson, O.
Matthewson, J. (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 Meeting of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Association of Australia and New Zealand
[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. (2013, July). Response to Principles of Evolutionary Medicine. Presented at Biennial meeting of the International Society of History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology.. Montpellier.
[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.
Firestone, RT., Gander, PH., & Matthewson, J. (2005). Factors affecting access to services for the assessment of sleep apnoea symptoms in taxi drivers. Poster session presented at the meeting of 19th Annual Meeting of the Associated-Professional-Sleep-Societies. Denver, CO
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gander, P., 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.

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