CFP: Philosophy of Biology in the UK

Submission deadline: January 27, 2012

Conference date(s):
April 17, 2012 - April 18, 2012

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Conference Venue:

All Souls College, Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom

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Call for papers:

Philosophy of Biology in the UK

The first in a new series of annual conferences, aiming to bring together UK researchers whose work intersects philosophy and biology.

This will be a two day conference with participants from across the UK. The format for the conference will be four or five invited talks by keynote speakers, interspersed with shorter talks from academics and graduate students whose abstracts are accepted by a committee of referees. The conference is open access, but papers will only be accepted on the topic of philosophy of biology.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together UK researchers whose work is at the intersection of philosophy and biology. In particular we mean to give an opportunity to as many graduate students as possible to participate, to present their work, and to engage with other researchers in their field. Philosophy of biology is a growing field in this country and this conference will serve to celebrate and nurture that growth. The All Souls Conference is intended as the inaugural meeting of a new annual series of conferences for UK Philosophers of Biology, which will take place at different locations around the country in years to come.

17th& 18th April 2012

in the Old Library at All Souls College, Oxford.

Confirmed speakers: Paul Griffiths (University of Sydney), Samir Okasha (University of Bristol), Tim Lewens (University of Cambridge), Nick Shea (University of Oxford), John Dupre (University of Exeter)

Please send  a 200 word abstract of a paper on any topic in philosophy of biology, to [email protected]

Graduate submissions are especially welcome.

Places are limited.

Deadline for submissions: 27th January 2012

The invitation to register will follow soon. Registration fees will apply but there will be a limited number of student bursaries available.

For further information at this stage please contact Ellen Clarke ([email protected])

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