Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains (POBAM)

May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Department of Philosophy, University of Utah

4th Floor
215 S Central Campus Dr., 4th Floor
Salt Lake City 84112
United States

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The Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains (POBAM) workshop is a biennial forum for new work in the philosophy of biology. The workshop provides an opportunity for speakers to receive constructive feedback from interested colleagues, and for other participants to become acquainted with new work in the field. Presented work can be on any topic in the philosophy of biology or biology-oriented philosophy of science.

POBAM began in 2010 as a biennial meeting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, known then as the Philosophy of Biology at Madison workshop. May 17-18, 2018 will be the first in a series of biennial meetings at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains will retain a similar format to previous workshops, but will add new elements reflecting its move to the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and the work of philosophers of biology at the University of Utah.

In conjunction with the two-day workshop, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah is offering a five-day seminar that will include readings and discussion on topics relevant to the talks. The seminar will begin on Monday, May 14 and conclude with the talks on Thursday and Friday, May 17-18. Enrollment in the seminar is open to everyone, and is encouraged for those seeking deeper engagement with the topics and speakers at POBAM.

The seminar may be taken either as a for-credit course through the University of Utah or as a certificate-bearing summer seminar. Registration for the workshop is included when you enroll in the seminar.

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