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JAMES MACLAURIN: TEACHING AND SUPERVISION

James teaches parts of the following undergraduate courses (note: 334/405 only runs every second year). Outside the department He is a regular contributor to the University’s Academic Leadership Development Programme and the Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy. He also judges the Humanities heats of the university’s Three Minute Thesis competition. James was awarded a University of Otago Teaching Excellence Award in 2011.

COURSES TO WHICH I REGULARLY CONTRIBUTE
  • PHIL 101 Mind and Reality
  • PHIL 105 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 225 Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 235 Environmental Philosophy
  • PHIL 334/405 Philosophy of Biology

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • Sophie Fern PhD (The effect of species charisma on conservation priorities)
  • Charlie Gibson PhD (The option value theory of biodiversity)
  • Briony Blackmore (Ethics and opacity in artificial intelligence)
  • Mike McLeod MA (What is methodological naturalism?)
  • Ben Whitcomb MA (Artificial intelligence and existential risk)

If you are interested in having James supervise your graduate degree, you should check out his research page as well as the university’s information for intending PhD students.