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History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences

History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences

Editors-in-chief: Wolfe, Charles T., Huneman, Philippe, Reydon, Thomas A.C.

ISSN: 2211-1948

Charles T. Wolfe

Charles Wolfe
Charles T. Wolfe is Research Fellow, Centre for History of Science, University of Ghent, and an associate member of the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney. His work focuses on the interrelation between early modern philosophy and the history and philosophy of the life sciences – primarily medicine, ‘biology’ and natural history –, centering on themes such as the man-machine, mechanism and organism, and vitalism; and figures such as Locke, La Mettrie, and Diderot. Additional interests include ‘classical empiricism’ and philosophy of mind and biology with a historical focus. His edited volumes include: Monsters and Philosophy (2005), a special issue of Science in Context on Vitalism without Metaphysics? (2008); The body as object and instrument of knowledge. Embodied empiricism in early modern science (with Ofer Gal, 2010); The Concept of Organism (with Philippe Huneman, special issue of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 2010), Vitalism and the scientific image (with Sebastian Normandin, 2013). His current project is a monograph on the conceptual foundations of vitalism.
More information can be found at http://www.sarton.ugent.be/node/13

Philippe Huneman 

Philippe Huneman

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Philippe Huneman, researcher (associate professor at the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (CNRS/Université Paris 1 Sorbonne) in Paris, is a philosopher of biology, trained in mathematics and philosophy (PhD 2000, Paris), who works mainly on issues about evolutionary biology. His main interests are : the variety of evolutionary explanations, causation and explanation in biology, the relationships between ecology and evolution, the issue of individuality in biology related to the “evolutionary transitions” program and the formal definitions of emergence; and the concept of organism and its role in current biology. This last topic relates to former work done on Kantian views of biology with regard to prebiological conceptions of organisms.
Besides numerous papers on these topics he published Métaphysique et biologie, Kant et la constitution du concept d’organisme (2008), and co-edited a reference volume on evolutionary thinking in French to be translated as Handbook of evolutionary thinking in the sciences in 2012 (Springer).
More information can be found at http://philippehuneman.wordpress.com

Thomas A.C. Reydon 

Thomas A.C. Reydon

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Thomas Reydon is Junior Professor of Philosophy of Biology at the Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. His principal areas of work are the philosophy of biology and general philosophy of science (epistemology and metaphysics), but he also has interests in ethics of science, bioethics, the philosophy of the social sciences, the philosophy of technology, and metaphilosophy. Current focal topics of his research include: the analysis of core concepts of biological science; the foundations of classification in natural and social science and in technology; the epistemology and metaphysics of natural kinds; the explanatory scope of evolutionary theory and the feasibility of Universal Darwinism; and traditional themes in philosophy of science (such as the nature of explanation, laws of nature, scientific realism, etc.). In addition to co-editing the Springer book series in History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences, he also serves as Associate Editor (for the domain of philosophy of biology) and book reviews editor of the journal Acta Biotheoretica, also published by Springer.
More information can be found at
http://uni-hannover.academia.edu/ThomasReydon

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