Historian and philosopher of science
Daniel J. Nicholson is assistant professor at George Mason University (Virginia, USA) and visiting researcher at the Centre for the Conceptual Foundations of Science (Sydney, Australia). Previously, he has worked at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Vienna, Austria), the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas (Tel Aviv, Israel) and the Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Exeter, UK). His work is characterized by an integrated and strongly interdisciplinary approach to the history and philosophy of biology. His current research focuses on the ontology of living systems, particularly on the ways in which organisms differ from other complex organized systems like machines, and on the implications that these differences have for biological theory. He also has a longstanding interest in the history of theoretical and philosophical reflections on biology.