Phillip R. Sloan, PhD

Title: Liberal Studies Educator, Historian of Science,
Philosopher of Life Science

Company: University of Notre Dame
Location: Notre Dame, IN United States


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association for Core Texts and Courses
  • Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) (Moreau College Initiative, participant, 2013)
  • History of Science Society
  • International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)
  • Science Theology & Ontological Quest Project (international network, regional director, 2008-2009)
  • United States Naval Reserve (1955-1963)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Co-Author, Essay Review, “Life Science and Naturphilosophie: Rethinking the Relationship,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Author, Contributor, “Locating the Human in the Biological World: A Way Into the Species Problem,” Philosophie, Histoire, et Biologie (2018)
  • Editorial Board, Isis (2010-2013)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the History of Biology (2009-2013)
  • Co-Author, “Biophysics in Berlin: The Delbruck Club,” Creating a Physical Biology: the Three-Man Paper and the Origins of Molecular Biology (2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2011, 2010)
  • Recipient, Phillip R. Sloan Award, Notre Dame Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values for Outstanding Work, History and Philosophy of Science (2010)
  • Recipient, University Joyce Teaching Award (2010)
  • Contributor, “Kant and British Bioscience,” Understanding Purpose: Kant and the Philosophy of Biology, North American Kant Studies (2007)
  • Recipient, Presidential Award, University of Notre Dame for Service (2004)
  • Recipient, Medal of Merit award, the Museum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris for Work in the History of Biology (1994)
  • Author, “Richard Owen’s Hunterian Lectures at the Royal College of Surgeons” (1992)
  • Co-Author, “From Natural History to the History of Nature: Readings from Buffon and his Critics” (1981)
  • Author, Contributor, Numerous Articles in Reference Works
  • Author, Contributor, Numerous Refereed Research Articles
  • Editorial Board, Nineteenth Century Contexts; Editorial Board, Omega: Indian Journal for the Association for Science and Religion
  • Editorial Board, Omega: Indian Journal for the Association for Science and Religion
  • Presenter, Contributor, Numerous Conference Presentations

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