Robert Skipper

Robert A Skipper , PhD

Professor

History and Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science

261C McMicken Hall
Phone (513) 556-6324
Email robert.skipper@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Robert Skipper is Professor of Philosophy and Fellow of the Graduate School. He received the PhD from the Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to that, he received the BA and MA from the Department of Philosophy at Texas Tech University.

Skipper's main research focuses on the origins and development of evolutionary genetics. In particular, he works on problems about the structure of biological controversies, theory change, theory/model assessment, theory/model structure/interpretation, evolutionary dynamics, biological explanation, and epistemology of biological experiments.

In addition, Skipper has interests in environmental philosophy, philosophy of food, obesity science, medicine and criminal law, and the origins and nature of cruelty.

Contact Information

Academic - 261C McMicken Hall
Phone: (513) 556-6324
robert.skipper@uc.edu