Derek Skillings
Philosopher of Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Derek Skillings is a biologist and philosopher of science. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. 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

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