Workshop: What can the Philosophy of Biology learn from the History of Biology?

March 19-20, 2016, Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht

Questions about the interrelation between the history of science and the philosophy of science have received renewed attention in recent years. This workshop focuses on the life sciences and asks how we might employ historical findings and approaches in order to shed light on questions in the philosophy of biology.

The workshop aims to take stock of previous work in this domain, to highlight current lines of research, and to identify challenges and opportunities for the future. This is the first Utrecht Workshop in Philosophy of the Life Sciences. The workshop is hosted by the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities.

Confirmed speakers are William Bechtel (San Diego), Ingo Brigandt (Alberta), Sabina Leonelli (Exeter), Kärin Nickelsen (Munich), Sahotra Sarkar (Texas), Raphael Scholl (Pittsburgh), Bert Theunissen (Utrecht) and Joeri Witteveen (Utrecht).

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Posted: February 08, 2016