Philosopher of Biology.
Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (CNRS/ Université Paris 1 Sorbonne)
I am a philosopher of biology, working mainly on issues about evolutionary biology. My 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 tranistions” 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 I have been extensively doing about Kantian views of biology with regard to prebiological conceptions of organisms.