Max "Modal Max" Huber recently defended his Ph.D. thesis “Biological Modalities” with distinction. His thesis committee included Philippe Huneman, Thomas Müller, Sonja Smets and Chris Wüthrich. Max was a great participant and essential local guide for us at the 2016 Basel Institute. Congratulations to Max on behalf of the Core Team!
Marcel's contributed paper “Causal Specificity, Biological Possibility, and Non-parity about Genetic Causes” has been also accepted to EPSA17.
This paper is related to a paper on which Marcel received valuable feed-back in Basel.
In April 2017, Ken Waters gave an invited talk titled "Ask Not 'What is an Individual'" at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science.
EPSA has accepted Steve Elliot and Flavia Frabris’ proposal for a symposium titled, "New Directions for Studying Success and Failure in Science", at EPSA17. Flavia and Steve developed the proposal for the symposium during the 2016 Basel Summer Institute. The 2016 Summer Institute focussed on how to understand success in science, different interpretations and explanations of the success of science, and the metaphysical implications of successful scientific practice.
Speakers will be Steve, Flavia, and Malinda Fagan. Ken Waters will give a commentary.
Postdoctoral researcher, Oliver Lean, gave a department talk at the University of Calgary speaker series on March 24, 2017. His talk was titled, "Causation, Information, and Agency".
Marie Kaiser presents "Individuating Biological Part-Whole Relations" at the "Organisms: Living Systems and Processes" meeting
In March 2017, Marie Kaiser presented "Individuating Biological Part-Whole Relations" at the "Organisms: Living Systems and Processes" meeting at the University of Exeter.
In March 2017, Alan Love presented an invited talk to the Science Studies Program at the University of Oslo. His talk was titled "Developmental Mechanisms".
In February 2017, Marie Kaiser presented "What is Metaphysics of Biological Practice?" at Bielefeld University Department of Evolutionary Biology.
Details and the application form for attending the 2017 Summer Institute in Calgary are now available.
Marie I Kaiser gave a talk, "Explanatory Reduction and Multiple Realization in Biology", at the Third Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science at the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL) on December 15, 2016.