A Group Blog Devoted to the General Philosophy of Science
Monday, February 8, 2010
Philosophy of evolutionary biology, economics, and management blog
I am teaching a unique graduate seminar in the philosophy of science class this semester at the University of Missouri, Columbia. The focus is on evolution theory applied to a variety of disciplines, especially economics and management. We're using the topic as a foil to delve into the conceptual issues of evolution theory (what is its nature, scope, and limits, etc.) and general philosophy of science topics (explanation, causation, idealization, etc.). What makes the seminar unique is that many seminar days will be lead by various experts, including Michael Weisberg (UPenn), Jay Odenbaugh (Lewis and Clark), Chris Pincock (Purdue), Denis Walsh (Toronto). And, several economists and an historian (all from University of Missouri) are participating in some way to the class. We've started a blog which has turned out to be very lively. Check it out here. If anyone is interested in the reading material let me know and I can tell you where it is posted. And, if you want to join the blog you are more than welcome to.