Metaphors and Analogies in Evolutionary Biology
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A two-day workshop on Metaphors and Analogies in Evolutionary Biology will take place in the Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, June 17th-18th 2014.
This inter-disciplinary workshop is part of the ERC-funded project Darwinism and the Theory of Rational Choice, directed by Professor Samir Okasha.
Johannes Martens (Bristol) The organism as rational agent metaphor
Erik Svenson (Lunds) The adaptive landscape metaphor
Andy Gardner (St Andrews) The selfish gene metaphor
Joel Velasco (Texas Tech) The tree-of-life metaphor
Ana Sendova-Franks (Bristol) The superorganism metaphor
David Crawford (Bristol) The evolution / thermodynamics analogy
Fiona Jordan (Bristol) The biological / cultural evolution analogy
Jason Alexander (LSE) The classical game theory / evolutionary game theory analogy
Ronald Noe (IHPC) The biological market analogy
Oli Lean (Bristol) The genes/language analogy
Richard Watson (Southampton) The evolution / learning analogy
For further information, please contact Johannes.Martens@bristol.ac.uk
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