The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science advances research and graduate training in the philosophy of science and related studies of science and technology. It fosters a local community through a variety of activities and special events. This local community includes scholars from a number of different disciplines throughout the University of Minnesota as well as area colleges and universities. The Center brings together researchers from around the world through its visiting fellow program and conferences, and conducts collaborative research through its workshops, the results of which are published in Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
We are pleased to announce that Douglas Marshall (Harvard PhD, 2011), who has been an MCPS fellow since 2010, has accepted an offer to join the Carleton College Philosophy Department in the rank of assistant professor. He will start the position in fall of 2014.February 12th, 2014
Congratulations to Maria Rebolleda Gomez who has won an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship Award to reside at the Center for the 2014-15 academic year. Maria's faculty sponsor at the Center will be Alan Love. Her PhD supervisor is Michael Travisano (EEB). Her project is entitled "Biological individuality and the evolution of multicellularity".February 4th, 2014
Associate Professor Alan Love has been awarded a $425,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation for his project "Integrating Generic and Genetic Explanations of Biological Phenomena," with co-principal investigator William Wimsatt (Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts). This project brings together a diverse team of scholars in philosophy and biology to address the problem of integrating different types of explanations from scientific approaches to better understand life's complexity. The project will result in substantial advances in our understanding of three different domains of biological phenomena, establish a new collaborative networks of scientists, and illuminate the means and motivation of progress in biological knowledge over time.February 4th, 2014