- Professor, Philosophy
- Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
- Philosophy of biology
- Philosophy of psychiatry
- History of science
Courses Recently Taught
- Philosophy of Biology (Spring 2019)
- Garson, J. (Forthcoming) “Putting History Back into Mechanisms,” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
- Garson, J. (2019) “There are no Ahistorical Theories of Function,” Philosophy of Science 86: 1146-1156.
- Garson, J. (2019) What Biological Functions Are and Why They Matter. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.
- Garson, J, and Papineau, D. (2019) “Teleosemantics, Selection and Novel Contents,” Biology and Philosophy 34:36.
Garson, J. (2017) “A Generalized Selected Effects Theory of Function,” Philosophy of Science 84: 523-543.
Garson, J. (2016) A Critical Overview of Biological Functions. Dordrecht: Springer.
Garson, J. (2015) The Biological Mind: A Philosophical Introduction. London: Routledge.
Garson, J. (2015) “The Birth of Information in the Brain: Edgar Adrian and the Vacuum Tube,” Science in Context 28: 31-52.
Garson, J. (2013) “The Functional Sense of Mechanism,” Philosophy of Science 80: 317-333.
Garson, J. (2012) “Function, Selection, and Construction in the Brain,” Synthese 189: 451-481.