Deep South Philosophy of Biology Workshop

You are invited to the Deep South Philosophy of Biology Workshop, March 31 - April 1 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
You are invited to the Deep South Philosophy of Biology Workshop, March 31 - April 1 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Workshop guests — philosophers of science working in the deep South — will discuss recent research in philosophy of biology and closely related areas.

Philosophy of biology is a part of philosophy of science that focuses specifically on philosophical issues concerning biological sciences. It's an extremely broad field that includes research on:
  • the nature and form of scientific evidence in biological sciences
  • the character of biological explanations
  • the roles of models and theory in biology
  • causation and chance in biological processes
  • relationships between “levels” (genes and cells, organisms and groups, physiological processes and evolutionary processes, etc.), and
  • ethical issues concerning biological science.

The keynote speaker is Lindley Darden (Maryland), who will speak on "A Diagrammatic Framework to Aid Discovery of Genetic Disease Mechanisms." You can find a list of speakers, as well as the titles and abstracts of the talks, on the conference website.

The workshop takes place March 31 through April 1, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. each day, in Campbell Hall room 405. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information visit the conference website or email mabrams@uab.edu.

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