Jonathan Y. Tsou

Jonathan Y. Tsou

The Marvin and Kathleen Stone Distinguished Professor of Humanities in Medicine and Science
Professor of Philosophy
Director — Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology
 
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - History and Philosophy of Science
University of Chicago - 2008
M.A. - Philosophy
University of Western Ontario - 2001
B.A. - Philosophy, Psychology
Simon Fraser University - 2000

Research Areas

Research Interests
Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Neuroscience, History of Analytic Philosophy, History of 20th Century Philosophy of Science
Teaching Interests
Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry, Philosophy of Mind/ Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Social Science, History of 20th Century Analytic Philosophy, Logical Empiricism, American Pragmatism.

Publications

Gregory J. Robson and Jonathan Y. Tsou (eds) Technology Ethics: A Philosophical Introduction and Readings. London: Routledge 2023 - Edited Book
Biological Essentialism, Projectable Human Kinds, and Psychiatric Classification. Philosophy of Science 2022 - Journal Article
Function, Dysfunction, and the Concept of Mental Disorder. Commentary on Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 2021 - Journal Article
Philosophy of Psychiatry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2021 - Book
The Social Construction of Human Categories. Review of Ásta, Categories We Live By: The Construction of Sex, Gender, Race, and Other Social Categories (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). Metascience  2021 - Book Review
Social Construction, HPC Kinds, and the Projectability of Human Categories. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2020 - Journal Article
Philosophy of Science, Psychiatric Classification, and the DSM. In Şerife Tekin and Robyn Bluhm (eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Psychiatry. London: Bloomsbury 2019 - Book Chapter
The Social Construction of Real Human Kinds. Review of Ron Mallon, The Construction of Human Kinds (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Metascience 2017 - Book Review

Appointments

Professor of Philosophy
University of Texas at Dallas [2022–Present]
The Marvin and Kathleen Stone Distinguished Professor of Humanities in Medicine and Science
University of Texas at Dallas [2022–Present]
Professor of Philosophy
Iowa State University [2021–2022]
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Iowa State University [2014–2021]
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Iowa State University [2009–2014]
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow
University of British Columbia [2008–2009]

News Articles

New Philosophy Professor Leads Mindful Mission on Mental Health

Activities

Member of the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA), 2023-26

Member of the Executive Council for the Association of the Advancements of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP), 2018-present

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board: Philosophy of Medicine, 2021-present

Faculty Mentor: Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars (UPSS) Program, 2019-present

Member of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) Archive Committee, 2018-present

Member of the Poster Forum Committee: Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA 2022), Pittsburgh, PA, 2022

Member of the Program Committee: Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA 2020/2021), Baltimore, MD, 2021

Member of Organizing Committee: HOPOS Conference, post-Kant program committee, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Member of the American Philosophical Association (APA) Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies, 2014-2017

Faculty Mentor: Minorities and Philosophy (MAP), 2013-2014

Member of Organizing Committee: Objectivity in Science Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2010