Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University
Michael Ruse is the Lucyle T Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and director of the history and philosophy of science program at Florida State University. He has written or edited more than 60 books, including most recently On Purpose (2017), Darwinism as Religion (2016), The Problem of War (2018) and A Meaning to Life (2019).
Meaning and the good life
The meaning to life? A Darwinian existentialist has his answers
The God decision
Christian parents teach their children to believe in God, atheists teach them not to. Who is doing the right thing?
Does life have a purpose?
Nobody expects atoms and molecules to have purposes, so why do we still think of living things in this way?
Ecology and environmental sciences
Earth’s holy fool?
Some scientists think that James Lovelock’s Gaia theory is nuts, but the public love it. Could both sides be right?
Values and beliefs
Curb your enthusiasm
High priests, holy writ and excommunications – how did Humanism end up acting like a religion?