Alan C. Love appointed Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Philosophy professor and MCPS Director Alan C. Love is the recipient of a 2022 Distinguished McKnight University Professorship. This program recognizes outstanding faculty members who have recently achieved full professor status.
Alan Love seated at a table in the MCPS library

Between philosophy and biology: Interdisciplinarity in theory and practice

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.

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