All sessions will be held at the Pyle Center (location info)
An interactive map of all workshop events can be found here.
7:00pm - 9:00pm - INAUGURAL LECTURE
"The Logic of Research Questions: Adaptationism in Action in the Case of the Female Orgasm"
Elisabeth Lloyd (Indiana)
"Really Statistical Explanations and Genetic Drift"
Marc Lange (UNC)
Chair: Matthew Slater (Bucknell)
10:30am - 11:45am - “Random Sampling, Offspring Distribution, and Genetic Drift”
Yoichi Ishida (Pitt) & Alirio Rosales (UBC)
Chair: Patrick Forber (Tufts)
1:45pm - 3:00pm - "The Relaxed Forces Strategy for Testing Natural State Theories: The Case of the ZFEL"
Derek Turner (Connecticut College)
Chair: Laura Landen (Providence)
3:15pm - 4:30pm - "Optimality Explanations: Equilibrium, Idealization, and Tradeoffs"
Collin Rice (Missouri)
Chair: Keith Keydel (Colorado)
4:45pm - 6:00pm - "How to Misidentify a Type Specimen"
Matt Haber (Utah)
Chair: Sophie Pécaud (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
"Replacing the Consensus on Evolutionary Groups"
Matt Barker (Concordia) & Joel Velasco (Caltech)
Chair: Grant Ramsey (Notre Dame)
10:30am - 11:45am - "Is Population Genetics Hopeless?"
Robert Skipper (Cincinnati)
Chair: Joshua Filler (Ripon)
1:45pm - 3:00pm - "Causal Foundations of Quantitative Genetics"
Jun Otsuka (Indiana)
Chair: Catherine Driscoll (NC State)
3:15pm - 4:30pm - "Developmental Causation and the Problem of Homology"
David Baum (Wisconsin)
Chair: Trevor Pearce (Wisconsin)
4:45pm - 6:00pm – KEYNOTE
Allen Orr (University of Rochester)
"A Critique of Shapiro and Sober on Epiphenomenalism and Natural Selection"
Andre Ariew (Missouri)
Chair: Chris Haufe (Case Western)
10:45am - 12:00pm - "Some Perplexities Arising from Temporal Variation in Fitness"
Bruce Glymour (Kansas State)
Chair: Angela Potochnik (Cincinnati)
2012 program selection committee:
Marc Ereshefsky, University of Calgary
Sandra Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh, HPS
Denis Walsh, University of Toronto
2012 organizing committee:
Elliott Sober (chair)
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