History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences


Charles T. Wolfe, Ghent University, Belgium
Philippe Huneman, IHPST (CNRS/Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), France
Thomas A.C. Reydon, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences is a space for dialogue between life scientists, philosophers and historians – welcoming both essays about the principles and domains of cutting-edge research in the life sciences, novel ways of tackling philosophical issues raised by the life sciences, as well as original research about the history of methods, ideas and tools, which constitute the genealogy of our current ways of understanding living phenomena.

The series is interested in receiving book proposals that

• are aimed at academic audience of graduate level and up
• combine historical and/or philosophical and/or theoretical studies with work from disciplines within the life sciences broadly conceived, including (but not limited to) the following areas:

• Anatomy & Physiology
• Behavioral Biology
• Biochemistry
• Bioscience and Society
• Cell Biology
• Conservation Biology
• Developmental Biology
• Ecology
• Evolution & Diversity of Life
• Genetics, Genomics & Disease
• Genetics & Molecular Biology
• Immunology & Medicine
• Microbiology
• Neuroscience
• Plant Science
• Psychiatry & Psychology
• Structural Biology
• Systems Biology
• Systematic Biology, Phylogeny Reconstruction & Classification
• Virology

The series editors aim to make a first decision within 1 month of submission. In case of a positive first decision the work will be provisionally contracted: the final decision about publication will depend upon the result of the anonymous peer review of the complete manuscript. The series editors aim to have the work peer-reviewed within 3 months after submission of the complete manuscript.

The series editors discourage the submission of manuscripts that contain reprints of previously published material and of manuscripts that are below 150 printed pages (75,000 words). For inquiries and submission of proposals prospective authors can contact one of the editors:

Charles T. Wolfe: ctwolfe1@gmail.com
Philippe Huneman: huneman@wanadoo.fr
Thomas A.C. Reydon: reydon@ww.uni-hannover.de