Purpose in Biology: New Directions

September 16, 2023
Department of Philosophy, University of Reading

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Location: School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading
Reading RG6 6UA
United Kingdom

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  • John Templeton Foundation


Oxford Brookes University
Mark Okrent
Bates College
Università di Macerata
Durham University


University of Reading

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This year’s annual Ratio one-day conference, ‘Purpose in Biology - New Directions’, is an event within the Mistakes in Living Systems Project at the University of Reading, which is itself part of the global research programme Agency, Directionality, and Function, generously sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

Mistakes in Living Systems: https://research.reading.ac.uk/purpose/

Agency, Directionality, and Function: https://www.biologicalpurpose.org

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September 1, 2023, 5:00pm BST

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