University Profiles

Mark Couch

Mark Couch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy

Profile

Professor Couch is interested in the areas of philosophy of science and philosophy of mind.

Professor Couch is interested in the areas of philosophy of science and philosophy of mind. His work is centered around the issue of how we should understand various forms of explanation in the sciences. This topic relates to questions concerning how to conceive of the relationship between the natural and social sciences. His publications in these areas include "Functional Properties and Convergence in Biology," Philosophy of Science, December 2005, vol. 72, "Multiple Realization in Comparative Perspective," Biology and Philosophy, September 2009, vol. 24, "Functional Explanation in Context," Philosophy of Science, April 2009, vol. 76, and “Mechanisms and Constitutive Relevance,” Synthese, 2011, vol. 183. For his most recent project he is editing a collection of essays (with Jessica Pfeifer) on the philosopher Philip Kitcher, in contract with Oxford University Press.

Education

  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Academic Distinctions

  • Provost's Faculty Scholarship Award (2009), Seton Hall University
  • Supplemental Travel Award (2008), Seton Hall University
  • Provost's Faculty Scholarship Award (2007), Seton Hall University
  • Core Fellowship (2002-2005) Columbia University
  • David H. Siff Philosophy of Science Award (2001), Columbia University
Contact

Office Phone
(973) 761-9480

Email
mark.couch@shu.edu

Office Location
Room 322
Fahy Hall

 
 

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