Carol Cleland

Department of Philosophy, Center for Astrobiology

University of Colorado at Boulder

 Carol Cleland, University of Colorado (CU) Boulder. Dr. Cleland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado.  She arrived at CU Boulder in 1986, after having spent a year on a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University in 1981 and her B.A. in mathematics from the University of California (Santa Barbara) in 1973. From 1998-2008 she was a member of NASA’s Institute for Astrobiology (NAI). Professor Cleland specializes in Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Logic, and Metaphysics. Her current research interests are in the areas of scientific methodology, historical science, biology (especially microbiology, origins of life, the nature of life, and astrobiology), and the theory of computation. Cleland’s published work has appeared in leading philosophy and science journals. She is co-editor (with Mark Bedau) of The Nature of Life: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives from Philosophy and Science (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press) and is currently finishing a book (The Quest for a Universal Theory of Life; Searching for life as we don’t know it), which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. Professor Cleland’s website is http://spot.colorado.edu/%7Ecleland/index.html.

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Differences in the methodology and justification of the field sciences and the classical experimental sciences Carol Cleland, Department of Philosophy, Center for Astrobiology, University of Colorado at Boulder ...