Michael D Root

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Contact Me

rootx001@umn.edu


Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • epistemology
  • metaphysics
  • philosophy of language and social science
Courses Taught
  • Phil 1004W - Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Phil 4101 - Metaphysics
  • Phil 4105W - Epistemology
  • Phil 4611 - Philosophy of Social Science
Publications
  • Philosophy of Social Science: The Methods, Ideals and Politics of Social Inquiry. Root, Michael, Blackwell, 1993.
  • How We Divide The World: Root, Michael, Philosophy of Science, 67 S628-S639, 1999.
  • Hume on the Virtues of Testimony: Root, Michael, American Philosophical Quarterly, 38(1) 19-35, 2001.
  • The Use of Race in Medicine as a Proxy for Genetic Differences: Root, Michael, Philosophy of Science, 70 1173-1183, 2003.
  • "Race in the Social Sciences": Root, Michael, Elsevier Science, The Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology, 735-753, 2007.
  • "Community-Based Research": Root, Michael, Sage, Handbook of Social Science Methodology, 565-577, 2007.
  • "Social Problems": Root, Michael, Oxford University Press, Value-Free Science: Ideal or Illusion, 42-57, 2007.
  • "Measurement Error in Racial and Ethnic Statistics": Root, Michael, Biology and Philosophy, forthcoming .
Awards
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1978