Recent Trends in the Philosophy of Biology

May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Department of Philosophy, Bilkent University

Department of Philosophy, Bilkent University
Ankara 06800

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New York University
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Duke University
University of Wisconsin, Madison


Bilkent University
Bilkent University
Bilkent University

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Philosophy of biology is a field of study that aims to solve conceptual puzzles within the biomedical sciences, as well as illuminate traditional questions in philosophy by appealing to biological knowledge. About 40 years ago, philosophy of biology was still a niche topic in the philosophy of science. Now that the field has matured into a thriving sub-discipline engaging philosophers and biologists alike, it is time to take stock. Where is the field going? What are some of the questions that still require work? And what new methods are available to address them? In an effort to address these issues, this interdisciplinary conference will explore some of the recent trends in the philosophy of biology.

Keynotes: Elliott Sober (Wisconsin-Madison), Alexander Rosenberg (Duke), & Barry Loewer (Rutgers)

Speakers: Laura Franklin-Hall (NYU),Beate Krickel (Ruhr-University of Bochum), Arnon Levy (Hebrew University), Mehmet Elgin (Muğla University) &Rafael Ventura (Bilkent University).

Dates: May 17-18, 2019

Mandatory Registration: Attendance is free for all graduate students, post-docs, independent researchers and faculty, but advance registration is required. Limited seats are available for this event. Click here to register.

Host Department: Philosophy, Bilkent University


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May 13, 2019, 11:45pm EET

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