Welcome back to the philosophy of biology reading group! Our first meeting this fall will be on Tuesday, September 16, at 7:30PM, in the McShea Lab, 223 BioSci. Please find attached a PDF of the paper that we will be discussing: Forber, P. & Smead, R. (2014). An Evolutionary Paradox for Prosocial Behavior. Journal of Philosophy, 111(3), 151–166. Many thanks to Dan McShea for opening his office to us.
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Our next reading group is meeting will be next Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the McShea Lab, 223 BioSci. We will be reading Maureen O’Malley and Russell Powell’s paper, “Major Problems in Evolutionary Transitions: Toward a Metabolism-Based Account of Macroevolution.” Russell Powell will be with us to discuss the paper and– if technology holds up– Maureen O’Malley will teleconference in. I love this paper and its approach and promise this is going to be a great meeting. Many thanks to Dan McShea for opening his office to us.
Secondly, Peter Godfrey-Smith will be speaking at the East Union Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. I will send more details about that soon
Our next reading group is meeting Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the McShea Lab, 223 BioSci. We will be reading Pierrick Bourrat’s “Levels of Selection are Artefacts of Different Fitness Temporal Measures,” attached. Many thanks to Dan McShea for opening his office to us.