Please note: This meeting has now taken place. Thanks to everyone who attended!
The aim of this conference is to gather together researchers at all levels, and in all kinds of department, whose work intersects philosophy and the biological sciences. Graduate students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to attend, and we hope for a diverse audience of philosophers and biologists from all parts of the country. Philosophy of biology is a growing area of research in the UK, and this conference will serve to celebrate and nurture that growth.
Theme of the 2014 meeting: Adaptation: New Perspectives on Natural Design
'Adaptation and Development'
- Patrick Bateson (Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge):
- Ellen Clarke (All Souls College, Oxford):
'Adaptation: Beyond the Structure/Function Dichotomy'
- John Dupré (EGENIS, University of Exeter):
'Causation, Niche Construction and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis'
- Kevin Laland (Department of Zoology, University of St Andrews):
- Tim Lewens (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge):
'Darwin's Argument Reconsidered'
- Samir Okasha (Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol):Sponsored by Christ's College and the British Society for the Philosophy of Science