Tag: Philosophy and Biology Seminar

Marie I. Kaiser (Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany) Individual-level Mechanisms in Ecology and Evolution

Marie I. Kaiser  is a Full Professor for Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany. She has a strong interest in the philosophy of biology and in the metaphysics of science (in practice). Read more about her research here. She studied philosophy and biology at the University of Muenster. In… Read more »

Judith Campisi (Buck Institute for Research on Aging and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California) Cancer and aging: Rival demons?

  Judith Campisi is a professor of biogerontology at the Buck Institute in California. She is a member of the National Academy of Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has won a solid reputation in this field for her studies of the relationship between aging, cell senescence… Read more »

Eva Jablonka (Cohn Instit. for History & Philosophy of Science, Tel Aviv Univ.) Neural Transitions in Learning and Cognition

  Eva Jablonka is professor emeritus at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University. In 1981 she was awarded the Landau prize of Israel for outstanding Master of Science (M.Sc.) work and in 1988, the Marcus prize for outstanding Ph.D. work. EvaJablonka publishes about evolutionary themes, especially… Read more »

Paul Rainey (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology), Ecological scaffolding and the Evolution of Individuality

Paul Rainey (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany & Ecole supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris, France), “Ecological scaffolding and the Evolution of Individuality” (Zoom talk). Paul was born in New Zealand and completed his bachelors, masters and PhD at the University of Canterbury.  From 1989 until 2005… Read more »

James Tabery (Department of Philosophy, Utah), “Personalized Medicine” Wasn’t Personal; “Precision Medicine” Isn’t Precise

The talk will be given by Zoom at 6pm, Paris time zone (GMT+1) James Tabery is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah (USA), with appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Internal Medicine (Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities). His research areas are history and philosophy… Read more »

Antoine Dussault (Researcher, CIRST, Montréal), Towards a Holistic-Functionalist Account of Pathology

Antoine Dussault is a philosophy teacher at Collège Lionel-Groulx (Sainte-Thérèse, Québec). He is also a researcher in the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les sciences et les technologies (CIRST) and a regular member of the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ). His areas of specialization are : philosophy of biology environmental ethics, philosophy of medicine. Abstract… Read more »

Federico Boem (Milan), “Out of our Skull, in our Skin: The Gut-Microbiota-Brain axis and the Extended Cognition Thesis”

Federico Boem is a philosopher of science who focuses on the life sciences and biomedicine. His current research interests include scientific reasoning and its public dimension, especially science-based policies, and the host-microbiota interaction with a focus on cognitive functions and ecological dimension. The talk will be given by Zoom: Zoom link for the talk; everyone is… Read more »