Monday, June 25, 2012

CfP: Philosophy & Theory in Biology Young Investigators Symposium

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


  1. Massimo, I couldn't find a deadline for papers on the site, or specification for how long the papers should be. Once I get that info, I will happily pass this along to all the young investigators I know!

  2. Roberta,

    yes, good questions, I'll update the site tomorrow. We'll also contact you directly to promote the symposium with ISHPSB.

  3. Thanks, I'll try to remember to check back.

    Alas, I am not the ISHPSSB Secretary/Listserv Moderator any more, but I am sure that Trevor or Anya would be glad to help you.

  4. Check the transportation page: Amtrak stops at Penn and Metro North stops at Grand Central, not the other way around.

  5. Roberta and others,

    the web site has been updated with deadlines and length for the submissions.