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Prof. Michael Ruse

Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor and Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Florida State University. Professor Ruse obtained his PhD in philosophy from the University of Bristol and was Professor of History, Philosophy and Zoology at the University of Guelph before moving to FSU in 2004.

Professor Ruse has written extensively about the philosophy of biology, especially Darwinism, and is a major contributor to current debates. He has received many honours: he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; he won the John Templeton Book Prize in 1999: he was Herbert Spencer Lecturer at Oxford University in 1994 and Gifford Lecturer at Glasgow University in 2001; he has received honorary doctorates from Bergen and McMaster Universities.

Recent Selected Publications