NSF-STS Postdoctoral Fellow and Postdoctoral Associate
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh
2013 PhD, Philosophy, Temple University
2007 MA, Philosophy, Temple University
2003 BA, Philosophy and Music, College of William
I'm a philosopher with research foci in philosophy of biology, history of philosophy of biology, and twentieth-century continental European philosophy. My current projects include development of an account of taxonomy and systematics adequate to microbial biology, a general model of scientific collaborations, and a study of epistemic and social relations between biology and philosophy since Darwin. Methodologically, I use analytic, historical, and social-scientific approaches.
My first major research project was a reconstruction of the bio-philosophical tradition known in Germany as philosophische Anthropologie ("philosophical anthropology") in relation to contemporary biological and philosophical concerns. This project issued in a dissertation at Temple University, as well as several published papers and an edited volume with Palgrave MacMillan press.
I'm currently funded by the National Science Foundation to support research on the history of philosophy of biology, 1950 to present. An abstract of that project may be found here. I spent the first year of this fellowship (2016-2017) in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College. I'll spend the second year (2017-2018) in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh.
René Magritte, The Search for Truth (1963)