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Symposium Philosophy of Evolution (Engelstalig)

Oktober 2009

20/10/2009: Symposium Philosophy of Evolution (Engelstalig)

Symposium Philosophy of Evolution
Tuesday the 20th of October 2009

13:00-17:00 Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
How can developmental biology and evolutionary theory be synthesized? Do genes carry programs for development? How does the concept of fitness function in evolutionary biology, and how does the environment come into the picture? We will address these and other fundamental issues at the intersection of philosophy and evolutionary biology. The symposium is
organized by the Faculty of Philosophy and the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies (CEES) of the University of Groningen.
Participation is free, but registration is required. For registration or more information, please send an e-mail to: j.degenaar[youknowwhat]rug.nl

Speakers:

  • Marshall Abrams, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    'What kind of environmental grain is relevant to biological fitness?'
  • Ulrich Stegmann, King’s College London 'Developmental Programmes'
  • Alan C. Love, University of Minnesota 'The Structure of Biological Problems and Explaining Evolutionary Novelties: Scientific and Philosophical Implications'