Armin Schulz

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Philosophy
Associate Professor
Primary office:
3101 Wescoe Hall
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590

Major Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Science (esp. Biology); Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Social Science; Moral Philosophy; History of Philosophy; Formal Epistemology

Teaching Interests

  • Philosophy of Science (esp. Biology)
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Moral Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Formal Epistemology

Selected Publications

Schulz, Armin W. "Preferences vs. Desires: Debating the Fundamental Structure of Conative States." Economics and Philosophy 31 (2015): 239-257.

Schulz, Armin W. "Niche Construction, Adaptive Preferences, and the Differences between Fitness and Utility." Biology and Philosophy 29 (2014): 315-335.

Schulz, Armin W. "The Benefits of Rule Following: A New Account of the Evolution of Desires." Studies in History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44 (2013): 595-603.

Schulz, Armin W. "Simulation, Simplicity, and Selection: An Evolutionary Perspective on High-Level Mindreading." Philosophical Studies [00318116] 152.2 (2011): 271-285. DOI:10.1007/S11098-009-9476-5.

Schulz, Armin W. "The Adaptive Importance of Cognitive Efficiency: An Alternative Theory of Why We Have Beliefs and Desires." Biology and Philosophy [01693867] 26.1 (2011): 31-50. DOI:10.1007/S10539-010-9229-Z.

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