Philosophy of Biology Workshop
University of Alabama at Birmingham
March 31 – April 1, 2017, 8:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Campbell Hall 405
Keynote: Lindley Darden (Maryland),
A Diagrammatic Framework to Aid Discovery of
Genetic Disease Mechanisms
March 31, 4pm
Laura Seger (UAB, Indiana), My Unlucky Generation: The Unanticipated Casualties of the Chickenpox Vaccine
Michael Ruse (FSU), Christianity and Darwinism: The Paradox of War
Richard Richards (UA), Niche Construction and the Biology of Normativity
Charles Pence (LSU), What Role for "Fitness"?
Barton Moffat (Miss. State), A Causal Role Account of Signal
James Justus (FSU), Mathematical Explanation and the Biological Optimality Fallacy (with Samantha Wakil, UNC)
Nicholaos Jones (UAH), Non-Mechanistic Explanations with Mechanistic Grounds
Daniel Burnston (Tulane), Inferentialism in Biological Practice
John Bickle (Miss. State and Univ. of Miss. Med. Ctr.), Tool Development: How Experiment-Driven Sciences Progress
Marshall Abrams (UAB), Selection for Misperception? Prediction Error Minimization, R-strategies, and Culture
This event is sponsored by UAB's Department of Philosophy.
It is free and open to the public.
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