CfR: Workshop ‘The Riddle of Organismal Agency: New Historical and Philosophical Reflections’ (Ruhr University Bochum and Online, March 24-25, 2022)

Submitted by Jan Baedke (Ruhr University Bochum).


Workshop: The Riddle of Organismal Agency: New Historical and Philosophical Reflections
Ruhr University Bochum and Online, 24-25 March 2022

The overall goal of this workshop is to address the riddle of organismal agency through the lenses of philosophy, history, and the biological sciences. By bringing together scholars from different disciplines, we aim to (1) clarify the epistemological and ontological underpinnings of organismal agency; (2) contextualize this problem in the history of philosophy and biology in fruitful new directions; and (3) delve into the consequences of embracing organismal agency for the study of development and evolution, its formal integration into biological theories, and translatability into scientific practice.

Bendik Hellem Aaby (KU Leuven), Alejandro Fábregas-Tejeda (Ruhr University Bochum), Andrea Gambarotto (UCLouvain), Gregory M. Kohn (University of North Florida), Anne Sophie Meincke (University of Vienna), Francesca Michelini (University of Kassel), Kevin Mitchell (Trinity College Dublin), Samir Okasha (University of Bristol), Gregory Radick (University of Leeds), Sonia Sultan (Wesleyan University), and Denis Walsh (University of Toronto), Jan Baedke (Ruhr University Bochum)

Alejandro Fábregas-Tejeda, Guido I. Prieto & Jan Baedke,
Department of Philosophy I,
Ruhr University Bochum

Location: Beckmanns Hof, Ruhr University Bochum, and Zoom, 24th – 25th March 2022

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