Aaron Novick Department of Philosophy Purdue University
email address: amnovick [at] purdue [dot] edu
In Fall 2019, I began as an assistant professor of philosophy at Purdue University. My main research project will be an extended historical and philosophical study of the 'homology' concept, using its extensive and complicated history of change as a window into understanding the behavior of scientific concepts more generally. This will extend my prior work on the fine structure of the contemporary 'homology' concept.
From Fall 2018 - Summer 2019, I worked as a post-doc for Ford Doolittle at Dalhousie University. My research there concerned the nature of 'species' concepts, especially in microbial contexts, and (from a philosophical vantage) the influence of lateral gene transfer on gene connectivity.
From 2012-2018, I completed a PhD in the department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where I worked on the history and philosophy of evolutionary-developmental biology, the nature of reasoning in the biological sciences, and the history of systematics in the 19th century.
Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, I majored in biology and philosophy at The College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio.