PEOPLE Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques

PEOPLE

Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques

(CNRS & Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Francesca MERLIN

Coordinator of the project, Permanent researcher (CR) in philosophy of science
Francesca Merlin holds a PhD in Philosophy (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, 2009). Her research focuses on central concepts in biology such as chance and probability, inheritance and epigenetics, in particular in the context of evolutionary theory. More recently, she has started a new interdisciplinary research project on the concept of environment in the study of environmentally induced diseases, both in life sciences and in social sciences (ANR EnviroBioSoc project).

Since 2018, she is President of the Société de Philosophie des Sciences (SPS). In 2019, she received the CNRS Bronze Medal. She published Mutations et aléas : le hasard dans la théorie de l’évolution (Hermann 2013). She also co-edited, with Thierry Hoquet, Précis de philosophie de la biologie (Vuibert, 2014).

For more information, visit her personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/francescamerlin/

Francesca Merlin

2 Postdoctoral researchers

Forthcoming

National partners

  • Martin ARANGUREN – social sciences, CNRS Paris
  • Cyrille DELPIERRE – epidemiology, INSERM Toulouse
  • Michel DUBOIS – social sciences, CNRS Paris
  • Marie GAILLE – history and philosophy of medicine, CNRS Paris
  • Elodie GIROUX – philosophy of medicine, Lyon 3 University
  • Séverine LOUVEL – social sciences, Sciences Po Grenoble & IUF
  • Lluis QUINTANA-MURCI – human evolutionary biology, Pasteur Institute Paris
  • Stéphanie RUPHY – general philosophy of science, Lyon 3 University
  • Jonathan WEITZMAN – molecular genetics and epigenetics, University of Paris

International partners

  • Patrick ALLARD – genetics, developmental and environmental health, University of California Los Angeles
  • Hannah LANDECKER – social sciences, University of California Los Angeles
  • Margaret LOCK – medical anthropology, McGill University Montréal
  • Jörg NIEWÖHNER – anthropology of environment, Humboldt University
  • Clémence PINEL – health social sciences, University of Copenhagen
  • Sarah RICHARDSON – philosophy of science, Harvard University
  • Sarah SHOSTAK – sociology of health and illness, Brandeis University Boston