|ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, PHILOSOPHY|
Ph.D. (Philosophy) 2005, Johns Hopkins University
M.A. (Philosophy) 2002, Johns Hopkins University
M.S. (Molecular Biology) 1998, University of Pittsburgh
M.A. (History and Philosophy of Science) 1997, University of Pittsburgh
Dip.Grad. (Medical Ethics) 1993, University of Otago, New Zealand
B.S. (Biochemistry) 1992, University of Otago, New Zealand
B.A. (Economics) 1992, University of Otago, New Zealand
I work in the History and Philosophy of Science, especially the History and Philosophy of Biology, Environmental Ethics, and Business Ethics.
The central thrust of my past research concerned the history of early structural virology and I have explored various philosophical issues raised by the history.
My current research project, "Cancer Virus Hunters" is a book-length work on the history of tumor virology, the study of viruses that cause cancer.
Prior to working at Stevens I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL
Graduate Curriculum Committee (2009-present)
Honors & Awards
Phi Beta Kappa for the PhD.
Co-winner of the History of Science Society's 2009 Price-Webster Award for best article in Isis.
2012-13 Sydney Brenner Scholar at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives and Genentech Center for History of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
American Philosophical Association
Philosophy of Science Association
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology
Grants, Contracts & Funds
NSF doctoral improvement award
- Gregory J. Morgan. "Ludwik Gross, Sarah Stewart, Bernice Eddy and the Discoveries of Gross Leukemia Virus and Polyoma Virus, Studies in History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences", (expected 2014-15).
- Gregory J. Morgan. (2013). "Scientific Values and Civic Virtues ed. Noretta Koertge", Mind, 122 1120-1124.
- Gregory J. Morgan. (2013). "The Value of Beauty in Theory Pursuit: Kuhn, Duhem, and Decision Theory", Open Journal of Philosophy, 3 9-14.
- Gregory J. Morgan. (2011). "Richard Dawkins: The Greatest Show on Earth", The Quarterly Review of Biology, 86 134-135.
- Anglea N H Creager and Gregory J Morgan. (2008). "After the Double Helix: Rosalind Franklin's research on Tobacco Mosaic Virus", Isis, 99 239-272.
- Gregory J Morgan & W Brad Pitts. (2008). "Evolution without Species: The Case of Mosaic Bacteriophges", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 59 745-765.
- Gregory J Morgan. (2009). "The Many Dimensions of Biodiversity", Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 40 235-238.
- Gregory J Morgan. (2010). "Is Science Value Free: Heather Douglas, Science Policy and the Value Free Ideal", Science and Engineering Ethics, 16 423-426.
- Gregory J Morgan. (2010). "Laws of Biological Design: A Reply to John Beatty", Biology and Philosophy, 25 379-389.
- Gregory J Morgan. (2010). "Evaluating Maclaurin and Sterelney's conception of biodiversity in cases of frequent promiscuous lateral gene transfer", Biology and Philosophy, 25 603-621.
- Gregory J. Morgan. (2013). "Linus Pauling, Leading Exporter of Chemical Concepts", Oren Harman and Michael Dietrich (eds.) Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
- Gregory J. Morgan ed. (2011). Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein, Oxford University Press.
HPL 111 Philosophy I: Theories of Human Nature
HPL 112 Science and Metaphysics
HPL 339 Ethics
HPL 480 Environmental Policy: Philosophical and Economic Issues
HPL 380 Environmental Ethics
CAL 539 Foundations of Ethics
CAL 556 Ethics of Business & Technology
CAL 580 Environmental Ethics
CAL 581 Environmental Policy
CAL 105 CAL Colloquium: Knowledge, Nature, Culture