James Justus

Email
justus.phil@mail.utexas.edu

Education

  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Illinois, Champaign / Urbana (1999).
  • B.A. in Philosophy, University of Illinois, Champaign / Urbana (1999).
  • M.A. in Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin (2002).

Academic Interests

Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Environmental Philosophy; Logical Empiricism; Philosophy of Mathematics; Modal and Mathematical Logic; Formal Epistemology.

Current Projects

  • Dissertation: "The Stability, Complexity, Diversity Debate of Theoretical Community Ecology: A Philosophical Analysis."

Publications

  • Justus, J., Fuller, T., and Sarkar, S. (in press), “Influence of Representation Targets on the Total Area of Conservation Area Networks.” Conservation Biology. [pdf]
  • Justus, J. (in press), “Ecological and Lyapunov Stability.” Philosophy of Science. [pdf]
  • Justus, J. (in press), “Complexity, Diversity, Stability.” In Sarkar, S. and Plutynski, A. (eds.) A Companion to Philosophy of Biology. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
  • Justus, J. 2006. “Loop Analysis and Qualitative Modeling: Limitations and Merits.” Biology and Philosophy 21: 647-666. [pdf]
  • Justus, J. 2006. “Cognitive Significance.” In Sarkar, S. and Pfeifer, J. Eds. The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. New York, NY: Routledge Press.
  • Garson, J. and Justus, J. 2006. “Conservation Biology.” In Sarkar, S. and Pfeifer, J. Eds. The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. New York, NY: Routledge Press.
  • Justus, J. 2005. "Qualitative Scientific Modeling and Loop Analysis." Philosophy of Science 72: 1272-1286. [pdf]
  • Sarkar, S., Justus, J., Fuller, T., Kelley, C., Garson, J., and Mayfield, M. 2005. “Effectiveness of Estimator Surrogates for the Selection of Conservation Area Networks.” Conservation Biology 19: 815–825. [pdf]
  • Justus, J. 2004. “Review of [Searching for Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Essays in the Philosophy of Conservation Biology].” Philosophy of Science 71: 232–235. [pdf]
  • Journal of Biosciences: 2002. “Special Issue on Biodiversity Conservation.” Vol. 27. (edited with Sahotra Sarkar)
  • Justus, J. and Sarkar, S. 2002. “The Principle of Complementarity in the Design of Reserve Networks to Conserve Biodiversity: A Preliminary History.” Journal of Biosciences 27: 421 –435. [pdf]
  • Justus, J. 2002. “Taking Stock of Conservation Biology: Old Problems and New Directions.” Bioscience 52: 854 –856. [pdf]

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