Philippe Huneman

Philippe Huneman
Philosopher

Philippe Huneman is a French philosopher, director of research at the Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (CNRS/Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), where he is in charge of the "Philosophy of Biology and Medicine" team. Originally trained in mathematics, he specialized in the philosophy of biology, in particular evolutionary biology, and ecology. He has published numerous articles on questions related to the concept of organism, natural selection, theoretical ecology or the modalities of scientific explanation, as well as conspiracy theories. Author of Métaphysique et biologie. Kant et la constitution du concept d'organisme (Kimé, 2008), and recently Pourquoi? Une question pour découvrir le monde (Flammarion/Autrement 2020), which includes a theory of contingency and necessity, he co-edited Les Mondes Darwiniens (with Thomas Heams, Guillaume Lecointre, Marc Silberstein; Matériologiques, 2011), Challenging the Modern Synthesis (Oxford University Press, 2017, with Denis Walsh), and Temps de la nature, nature du temps (CNRS ed, with Christophe Bouton). His next books are Philosophical Sketches of Death in the Life Sciences: The Biology of Mortality (Palgrave, 2021); La société du profilage (Payot, 2022).

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