Alfred I. Tauber is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the Boston University Department of Philosophy and Zoltan Kohn Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Tauber also holds a Visiting Professorship at Tel Aviv University, where he teaches philosophy of science at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas.
Dr. Tauber is a hematologist and biochemist by training. From his interest in basic immunology, he began a critical examination of modern biology and medicine. These studies have focused on scientific epistemology: positivism, reductionism, and the relationship of facts and values. Dr. Tauber was Director of the Center for Philosophy and History of Science from 1993 until 2010. He offered courses in the history and philosophy of science, the philosophy of biology and medicine, and American philosophy. In 2008, Dr. Tauber was awarded the Science Medal from the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna for his critical studies of immunology and Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa from Haifa University in 2011.