I’m pleased to introduce our new contributor, and my very good friend, Celso Neto. I first met Celso at a workshop last summer in Gut Siggen, Germany called “Superorganisms, Organisms, and Suborganisms as Biological Individuals: Individuality in the Life Sciences.” It was at this workshop I learned of his great interest in the concept of lineages, their composition, their role in evolutionary theory, and so on. Celso is an excellent philosopher and has recently published a paper in Biological Theory entitled, “Rethinking Cohesion and Species Individuality.” Here is some more information about Celso:
Celso is a PhD candidate at the University of Calgary. Before moving to Calgary in 2016, he spent two years working as a PhD candidate at the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. He received both his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. (As you might notice, Celso is someone who continuously moves to colder places!). His main research concerns are Philosophy of Biology, General Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics. Additionally, he is deeply interested in Philosophy of Mind/Psychology, Philosophy of Language and Ethics.
I look forward to reading his posts. Welcome Celso!