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Alan Love

Director, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science; Professor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota

Alan C. Love, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. He also serves as director of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.

Love’s research focuses on conceptual issues in biology and has concentrated on evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), developmental biology, molecular biology, and paleontology.

He uses a combination of approaches to investigate a variety of philosophical questions concerning conceptual change, explanatory pluralism, knowledge structure, reductionism, the nature of historical science, and interdisciplinary epistemology. Other areas of interest include the role of history in philosophical research and the nature of intuitions generated by thought experiments in philosophical inquiry.

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