Michael Ruse, PhD

Michael Ruse, PhD

Michael Ruse is the Lucyle T. Wekmeister Professor and Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Florida State University. Before coming to Florida State in 2000, Michael taught at the University of Guelph for 35 years. He received his B.A. from the University of Bristol in 1962, his M.A. from McMaster University in 1964, and his PhD from the University of Bristol in 1970. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Bergen, McMaster University, and the University of New Brunswick.

Professor Ruse is a philosopher of science who specializes in the philosophy of biology and is well known for his work on the relationship between science and religion, the creation–evolution controversy, and the demarcation problem within science. Ruse founded the journal Biology and Philosophy, of which he is now Emeritus Editor, and has published numerous books and articles. His latest book, On Faith and Science, co-authored with Edward J. Larson, explores how scientists, philosophers, and theologians approach topics such as cosmology, geology, evolution, genetics, neurobiology, gender, and the environment.

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