Theorists have long probed, and often crossed, the boundaries between biology and philosophy through conceptual reflection, mathematical modeling, and the analysis of complex empirical patterns.
From Aristotle to Darwin and beyond the growth of biological theory has gone hand-in-hand with philosophical inquiry into biological phenomena. The work done at these frontiers by theoretically-minded biologists and scientifically-informed philosophers is of mutual benefit to both disciplines.
These frontiers are often most evident in the next generation of researchers who are open to new possibilities and aware of novel perspectives or innovative tools. We therefore invite the emerging next generation of theorists to catalyze this dialogue with a symposium in New York City, one of the nation’s thriving centers of research in both biology and philosophy of biology, to be held on April 12-14, 2013 at Lehman College, part of the City University of New York.
Attendance is open to all, but we accept papers by young investigators in theoretical biology or philosophy of biology, defined as graduate students, postdocs, or non-tenured faculty. Information, registration and instructions to submit papers can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/philobiosymposium/