Events

Listed below are forthcoming events in Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology.

See also all events in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Any college staff or postgraduates may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

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28 September 201514:00

"Mixing or Matching: Hybridization and Taxonomy in the 19th Century" - Harriet Ritvo (MIT)

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5 October 201515:30

Working with Model Systems - Robert Meunier & Nina Kranke (University of Kassel)

The epistemic roles of models in science have been subject to much discussion in recent philosophy of science. While large parts of the discussion focus on the notion of representation adequate for an understanding of models, we will follow those who emphasized modelling as an activity and then ask what the consequences of such a view are for understanding models as representations. We will proceed in two steps. First, we will argue that the adequate units of analysis are model systems. In a second step, we address the question of representation. We argue that it is misleading to say that a model represents the world, as it is sometimes put in the literature. Full details
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19 October 201515:30

Dr Ann Kelly (University of Exeter)

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2 November 201515:30

Dr Annamaria Carusi (University of Sheffield)

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16 November 201515:30

Leah McClimans (University of South Carolina)

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19 - 20 November 2015

'Symbiotic Processes' workshop, organised Prof John Dupre and Dr Stephan Guttinger

This workshop is part of the ERC-funded project, “A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology (ProBio)” led by Prof. John Dupré. The project explores the advantages, problems, and implications of a fully processual understanding of living systems. The near omnipresence of symbiosis has been one of the main motivations for the project. The dependence of most life cycles on profound inter-connections with other symbiotic life cycles has been recognised by many philosophers and biologists as problematizing standard assumptions about the nature and boundaries of the organism. This poses ontological questions that, we believe, are much more tractable for a process ontology that is not committed to unambiguous boundaries between entities. This workshop will bring together scientists with various interests in symbiosis and philosophers concerned with biological ontology with a view to an in depth exploration of these basic issues. Full details
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30 November 201515:30

Sara Green (University of Copenhagen)

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11 January 201615:30

Prof Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

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25 January 201615:30

Dr Fabrizio Bigotti (University of Exeter) & Dr Matteo Valleriani (MPI Berlin)

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8 February 201615:30

Prof Alexander Bird (University of Bristol)

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22 February 201615:30

Dr Staffan Mueller-Wille (University of Exeter)

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7 March 201615:30

Dr Julien Dugnoille (University of Exeter)

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25 April 201615:30

Tim Lewens (University of Cambridge)

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9 May 201615:30

Dr Dan Nicholson (University of Exeter)

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6 June 201615:30

Dr Niccolo Tempini (University of Exeter)

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