School of Humanities
University of Leeds,
Friday April 13th 2012
The purpose of the workshop is to encourage discussion of the natures and roles of objects, structure and mechanisms in biology with a view to achieving clarity on a number of issues, including:
How can the heterogeneity of biological objects be appropriately accommodated?
Is a metaphysics of mechanisms as entities and activities sustainable in biology?
What would be an appropriate metaphysics for biological kinds?
11.00-12.15 Phyllis Illari (Hertfordshire) The Indispensability of Objects in Biology
12.15-13.30 Ellen Clarke (All Souls) The Organism as a Problem in Biological Ontology
13.30-14.15 Lunch (provided)
14.15-15.30 Marcel Weber (Geneva) Individual, Cell Lineage, and Functional Integration
15.45-17.00 Emma Tobin (UCL) Biomolecular Classification
17.00-18.15 Angelo Cei (Leeds) TBA
18.15-18.30 wrap up
A limited number of student bursaries will be available.
Registration is free but please indicate your interest in attending.
For further details contact:
Steven French firstname.lastname@example.org<
Financial support for this workshop has been provided by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.