Derek Skillings
Philosopher of Biology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Derek Skillings is a philosopher of science and a biologist. He is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His work has been published in Philosophy of Science, Biology & Philosophy, and Trends in Ecology and Evolution, among others.

Written by Derek Skillings

A Hare in the Forest by Hans Hoffmann c1585. Photo courtesy the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Essay/
Philosophy of science
Life is not easily bounded

Working out where one hare ends and another begins is easy; a siphonophore, not so much. What is an individual in nature?

Derek J Skillings