Les professeurs
Tudor-Mihai Baetu

Tudor-Mihai Baetu


Cours enseignés

Automne 2021
  • PHI1104 - Introduction à la philosophie analytique
  • PHI1160 - Philosophie des sciences
  • PHI6017 - Séminaire de recherche en philosophie des sciences humaines
  • PHI6034 - Epistémologie des sciences humaines
Hiver 2022
  • PHI1099 - Philosophie de la connaissance
  • PHI6052 - Séminaire de recherche en philosophie de l'esprit


  • Stage postdoctoral, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research;
  • Stage postdoctoral, Université du Maryland;
  • Doctorat en philosophie, Université de Montréal;
  • Maitrise en philosophie, Université Concordia;
  • Maitrise en science, Département de microbiologie et immunologie, Université McGill.
Intérêts de recherche
  • Philosophie de la biologie et de la médecine;
  • Philosophie de la psychologie et des neurosciences;
  • Philosophie générale des sciences;
  • Histoire des sciences;
  • Philosophie de l’esprit;
  • Théorie de la connaissance;
  • Métaphysique;
  • Kant.
Quelques communications et publications

Articles publiés

(2021), ‘How Interventionist Accounts of Causation Work in Experimental Practice and Why There Is No Need to Worry about Supervenience’, Synthese, doi: 1007/s11229-020-02993-6

 (2020), ‘Causal Inference in Biomedical Research’, Biology and Philosophy, 35:, doi.org/10.1007/s10539-020-09760-4

 (2020), ‘Pain Eliminativism’, Journal of Metal Health and Clinical Psychology, 4(3):22-25, doi.org/10.29245/2578-2959/2020/3.1206

 (2020), ‘Pain in Psychology, Biology and Medicine: Some Implications for Pain Eliminativism’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsc.2020.101292

 (2019), ‘On the Possibility of Crucial Experiments in Biology’, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 70(2):407-429, doi:10.1093/bjps/axx013

 (2019), ‘On Pain Experience, Multidisciplinary Integration and the Level-Laden Conception of Science’, Synthese, 196(8):3231–3250, doi:10.1007/s11229-017-1429-5

 (2016), ‘From Interventions to Mechanistic Explanations’, Synthese, 193:3311–3327

 (2016), ‘The ‘Big Picture’: The Problem of Extrapolation in Basic Research’, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 67(4): 941­–964

(2015), ‘The Completeness of Mechanistic Explanations’, Philosophy of Science, 82(5):775–786

(2014), ‘Models and the Mosaic of Scientific Knowledge. The Case of Immunology’, Studies in History and  Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 45:49–56

(2013), ‘Chance, Experimental Reproducibility, and Mechanistic Regularity’, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 27(3):253-271

(2012), ‘Genomic Programs as Mechanism Schemas: A Non-Reductionist Interpretation’, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 63(3): 649-671

(2012), ‘Defining Species: A Multi-Level Approach’, Acta Biotheoretica, 60(3):239-255

(2012), ‘Filling In the Mechanistic Details: Two-Variable Experiments as Tests for Constitutive Relevance’, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 2(3):337-353

(2012), ‘Emergence, Therefore Antireductionism? A Critique of Emergent Antireductionism’, Biology and Philosophy, 27(3):433–448

(2012), ‘Mechanistic Constraints on Evolutionary Outcomes’, Philosophy of Science, 79(2): 276-294

(2012), ‘Genes After the Human Genome Project’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 43(1):191–201

(2011), ‘A Defense of Syntax-Based Gene Concepts in Postgenomics: Genes as Modular Subroutines in the Master Genomic Program’, Philosophy of Science, 78(5):712-723

(2010), ‘The Referential Convergence of Gene Concepts Based on Classical and Molecular Analyses’, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 24(4):411-427

Baetu, T. M.and J. Hiscott (2002), ‘On the trail to apoptosis’, Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews, 13(3):199-207

Baetu, T. M.,  H. Kwon, S. Sharma, N. Grandvaux, and J. Hiscott (2001), ‘Disruption of NF-κB Signalling Reveals a Novel Role for NF-κB in the Regulation of TNF-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand Expression’, The Journal of Immunology, 167(6):3164-3173


Livres et chapitres de livres

(2019), Mechanisms in Biology, Cambridge University Press

(2017), ‘Mechanisms in Molecular Biology’, in Stuart Glennan and Phyllis Illari (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of mechanisms, New York: Routledge, pp. 308-318

P.-L. Germain and T. M. Baetu (2017), ‘Forms of Extrapolation in Molecular Medicine’, in Marco Nathan and Giovanni Boniolo (Eds.), Foundational Issues in Molecular Medicine, New York: Routledge, pp. 217-235

(2015), ‘When is a Mechanistic Explanation Satisfactory? Reductionism and Antireductionism in the Context of Mechanistic Explanations’, in Gabriel Sandu, Ilie Parvu, and Iulian Toader (Eds.), Romanian Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 255-268

(2015), ‘From Mechanisms to Mathematical Models and Back to Mechanisms: Quantitative Mechanistic Explanations’, in C. Malaterre and P.-A. Braillard (Eds.), Explanation in Biology, Dordrecht: Springer, pp.345-363

(2011), ‘Mechanism Schemas and the Relationship between Biological Theories’, in P. McKay, J. Williamson, F. Russo (Eds.), Causality in the Sciences, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 407-424

(2002) Războiul Ideiilor, with an introduction by Dr. Mircea Itu from the Institute of Philosophy of the Romanian Academy, Brașov: Orientul Latin (en roumain)


Comptes rendus

(2019), The Mechanical World: The Metaphysical Commitments of the New Mechanistic Approach, by Krickel, Beate, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

(2015), In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries across the Life Sciences, by Craver, Carl F. and Lindley Darden, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 36(3): 459-461

Baetu, T. M., A.-S. Barwich, D. Brooks, S. Dutreuil, and P.-L. Germain. (2013), ‘Model thinking in the Life Sciences: Complexity in the Making’, Biological Theory, 8(1):121-124

(2012), Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology, Edited by Gissis, S. and Jablonka, E., History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 34, 507-508

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