Biology & Philosophy

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 153–159 | Cite as

Philosophy and the microbe: a balancing act



Evolutionary Transition Scientific Practice Biological Entity Explanatory Strategy Multicellular Eukaryote 
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I can’t thank enough Editor-in-Chief of Biology and Philosophy, Kim Sterelny, for suggesting this special issue, and the numerous referees (scientists and philosophers, working in tandem for every paper) who gave detailed and constructive reports on all these papers often within very tight time-lines. The production team and editorial office at Springer has been super-helpful and efficient—special thanks to Malgosia Slowinska and Bhavani Sridhar. Finally, I owe a debt of gratitude to all the authors who made such wonderful contributions despite so many other claims on their time, and who even managed to give considerable feedback on this introduction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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