The Paradox of the Organism (Revisited)

November 8, 2022 - November 9, 2022
Georgetown University

Georgetown University
Arlington 20057
United States

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Macquarie University
University of Bristol

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We are pleased to announce our upcoming conference, “The Paradox of the Organism (Revisited)”, to be held November 8-9, 2022 at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

This 2-day conference will bring together biologists and philosophers to discuss internal conflicts (e.g., selfish genetic elements, selfish cell lineages) and their implications for organismality. 

Confirmed speakers are: 

Amy Boddy - Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara 

Pierrick Bourrat - Philosophy Department, Macquarie University

Ellen Clarke - School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science, University of Leeds

David Haig - Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Israt Jahan - Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

Samir Okasha - Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Laura Ross - Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh

Martijn Schenkel - Department of Biology, Georgetown University and Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen

Nina Wedell - School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne and Biosciences, University of Exeter

We have some slots for contributed talks and posters. The submission deadline for their abstracts is September 1 (see conference website for submission portal). Decisions on contributed talks will be made by September 8. The registration deadline for attending the conference is October 15. 


Arvid Ågren, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University 

Manus Patten, Department of Biology, Georgetown University ([email protected])

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October 15, 2022, 9:00am EST

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