Sunday, February 13, 2011

Debating Darwin

I only just heard about this conference which is going on next weekend right here ar UCSB. It's free to attend but they do request that you register: http://www.philosophy.ucsb.edu/conferences/

UC Santa Barbara Department of Philosophy Announcesa Steven Humphrey Fund for Excellence in Philosophy ConferenceDebating Darwin: Philosophical Issues in Evolution and Natural Selection
February 18-20, 2011
Friday, February 18
5:00 - 7:00 PM Peter Godfrey-Smith (Harvard), "Origin Explanations" 
7:00 - 9:00 PM Reception/Buffet, UCSB Faculty Club

Saturday, February 19
9:30 - 11:30 AM Elisabeth Lloyd (Indiana), "Adaptationism in Action"
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch, Graduate Student Association Lounge
1:00 - 3:00 PM Paul Griffiths (Sydney), "How Evolution Tracks Truth"
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 5:15 PM Jerry Fodor (Rutgers), "From the Darwin Wars"

Sunday, February 20
9:30 - 11:30 AM Mohan Matthen (Toronto), TBA
11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch, UCSB Faculty Club
1:00 - 3:00 PM Richard Boyd (Cornell), "Evolutionary Theory as Methodological Anesthesia: Methodological and Philosophical Lessons from Evolutionary Psychology"
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 5:15 PM Alex Rosenberg (Duke), "How Jerry Fodor Slid Down the Slippery Slope to Anti-Darwinism, and How We Can Avoid the Same Fate"
Location: All talks will be in Theater & Dance 1701


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