Alan C. Love

College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Between philosophy and biology: Interdisciplinarity in theory and practice

Section A, Location 14

Philosophy and the study of living systems have been intertwined since antiquity. However, the formation of academic disciplines in the modern university has separated biology and philosophy in contemporary inquiry. Alan Love’s research seeks to bridge this divide through an account of concepts and scientific problems that provides a foundation for interdisciplinary research and demonstrates its capacity to advance knowledge by showing how it works in practice, while helping others to go and do likewise.