Deep South

Philosophy of Biology Workshop

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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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