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Lynn Chiu (ImmunoConcept), Host-Microbiota Symbiosis: One, Many, or Mega-Organism? Lessons from Internalism vs. Externalism debates in biology and psychology

5 April 2016 | 12 h 30 min - 13 h 30 min

Lynn Chiu (post-doc ERC IDEM Project):
Host-Microbiota Symbiosis: One, Many, or Mega-Organism? Lessons from Internalism vs. Externalism debates in biology and psychology
  • Link to PDF presentation: Chiu, Host-Microbiota Symbiosis
  • Video of the talk: Video Chiu
  • Abstract: I will distinguish between three types of interactionist reactions to internalist or externalist theories. These theories assign specific theoretical roles to internal and external factors, respectively. A “balanced” interactionist balances the relative weight of internal and external factors without changing their respective roles. An “extension” interactionist reassigns the roles to both factors. A “transformative” interactionist rejects the original theoretical framework, re-organizing internal and external factors under a new alternative. Examples will be drawn from major debates in evolutionary biology, developmental biology, and cognitive science. I then suggest that there could be three alternative interpretations to the “host-microbiota” holobiont/superorganism/metaorganism.
Location: salle TP – Visio 2. Plan d’accès à cette salle : Plan-acces-visio-CARREIRE

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Date:
5 April 2016
Time:
12 h 30 min - 13 h 30 min
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Organizer

Philosophy & Biology Seminar (Thomas Pradeu)

Venue

salle TP – Visio 2

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