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Happy new year, all,
Let’s start the semester on the right foot by meeting next Tuesday. Let’s read Ellen Clarke’s “Multiple Realizability of Biological Individuals” from a recent issue of the Journal of Philosophy. What can count as a biological individual (and what that says about evolution) is a hot topic of concern among some areas of philosophy of biology and Ellen Clarke is one of the best people to read on this.
As usual, let’s meet Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor lounge of the West Duke Building on East campus.
See you there!
-Carlos

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Hello all,
Our final meeting for the semester will be next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor lounge of the West Duke Building on East Campus. We will be continuing the discussion of evolutionary forces by reading Hitchcock and Velasco’s “Evolutionary and Newtonian Forces.”
Best,
-Carlos

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Hi all,
Our next reading group meeting will be next week at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor West Duke Building lounge. We will be discussing Charles Pence and and Grant Ramsey’s “A New Foundation for the Propensity Interpretation of Fitness.” Charles will thankfully be here with us to walk us through the formalisms.
Additionally, we wanted to circulate this paper on “Evolutionary and Newtonian Forces” by Hitchcock and Velasco. It continues our discussion from last week on treating selection as a force. They argue the statisticalist view misunderstands the Newtonian analogy. It is a very good paper, well worth considering.
See you then!
-Carlos

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