Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Alan Love

Title Professor
Academic Institution University of Minnesota
Academic department Department of Philosophy
Country USA
Contact Information 1-612-817-6615 http://umn.edu/~aclove
Disciplines Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science
Area(s) of Expertise Philosophy of Developmental Biology Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology Philosophy of Molecular Biology

About fellow

Alan Love is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. His research focuses on conceptual issues in biology and has concentrated on evolutionary developmental biology (Evo-devo), developmental biology, molecular biology, and paleontology (among others). He uses a combination of approaches to investigate a variety of philosophical questions: conceptual change, explanatory pluralism, knowledge structure, reductionism, the nature of historical science, and interdisciplinary epistemology. Other areas of interest include the role of history in philosophical research and the nature of intuitions generated by thought experiments in philosophical inquiry.

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