The use and abuse of Darwinism in the humanities and the social sciences: past, present, and future
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Herewith, the program of the workshop “The use and abuse of Darwinism in the humanities and the
social sciences” organized by the “Darwinism & HSS” Lille-Ghent group. The keynote speakers are
Christophe Heintz (CEU Budapest) and Bert Theunissen (Utrecht University).
The workshop will take place at Het Pand in the centre of Ghent on Friday 28 November. Participation
to the workshop is free, but registration is required as places are limited. Lunch will be provided. The
conference diner, which is free for presenters, will take place at Het Pakhuis. Please register by Friday
14 November by sending an e-mail to Stefaan Blancke (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also indicate whether
you would like to attend the conference diner as well.
The use and abuse of Darwinism in the humanities and the social sciences: past, present, and future –
Friday 28 November 2014
Organized by the “Darwinism & HSS” Lille-Ghent group
with the support of the Lille-Ghent alliance (DHUSS-project) and Ghent University
Location: Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent
9h00-9h30: Welcome and coffee
Session 1 (chair: Gilles Denis, University of Lille 1)
9h30-10h30: Keynote Christophe Heintz (CEU Budapest), tba
Session 2 (chair: Stefaan Blancke, Ghent University)
11h00-11h30: Sylvain Billiard (University of Lille 1), Evolution of culture: Attempting a critical
review of the Cavalli-Sforza-Feldman’s theoretical framework
11h30-12h00: Clarisse Zoulim (Paris Sorbonne University), Darwin and the philosophy of mind
12h00-12h30: Koen Tanghe (Ghent University), On the common denominator of geology,
biology and anthropology: Bursting the limits of time
12h30-14h00: Lunch (provided on site)
Session 3 (chair: Annette Disselkamp, University of Lille 1 )
14h00-14h30: Eleonora Severini and Fabio Sterpetti (both Sapienzia University of Rome),
Evolutionary debunking arguments in meta-ethics: Some epistemological remarks
14h30-15h00: Brian Garvey (Lancaster University), The evolution of morality and its rollback
15h00-15h30: Simon Friederich (University of Groningen), Evolutionary psychology and evolved
sex differences: whither feminism and modern society?
15h30-16h00: Pieter Bonte (Ghent University), Anti-doping absolutism – A Darwinian
demasqué: Natural talent as a signal of fitness and doping as misleading mimicry
Session 4 (chair: Johan Braeckman, Ghent University)
16h30-17h30: Bert Theunissen (Utrecht University), tba
17h30: End of workshop
19h00: Conference diner at Het Pakhuis, Schuurkenstraat 4, 9000 Gent
We hope to see you there!
Gilles Denis and Annette Disselkamp (University of Lille 1)
Johan Braeckman, Koen Tanghe, and Stefaan Blancke (Ghent University)
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