Anya Plutynski

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy​
research interests:
  • History and Philosophy of Medicine
  • General Philosophy of Science
  • Biomedical Ethics

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1073
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Professor Plutynski is a historian and philosopher of biology. She has written on the role of modeling in science, scientific explanation, metaphors in science, abduction, appeals to parsimony in evolutionary theorizing, and the role of chance in evolutionary biology.

For more information, please visit Anya Plutynski's department profile.

From our podcast:

Hold That Thought Podcast

The Philosophy of Cancer

Anya Plutynski shares her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer, her opinions on ongoing debates over breast cancer screening, and ideas from her book on philosophical issues dealing with cancer.