Charles T. Wolfe

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About Charles T. Wolfe

Charles T. Wolfe is a researcher in the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Ghent University. He works primarily in history and philosophy of the early modern life sciences, with a particular interest in materialism and vitalism. He is the author of Materialism: A Historico-Philosophical Introduction(2016), the forthcoming monograph La philosophie de la biologie: une histoire du vitalisme, and has edited volumes including Monsters and Philosophy (2005), The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge (2010, with O. Gal), Vitalism and the scientific image in post-Enlightenment life-science (2013, with S. Normandin), Brain Theory (2014), and Physique de l’esprit (w. J.C. Dupont, 2018). He also co-edits the Springer series in History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences. Papers and other works available at: