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::: center home >> events >> conferences >> 2017-18 >>Investigating Life

Investigating Life: A Celebration of the Career of James G. Lennox
April 20 - 21, 2018
Center for Philosophy of Science
817 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

PLEASE REGISTER: pittcntr@pitt.edu or phone 412-624-1052


Friday, April 20


Keynote: Seeing the World as it is: Aristotle on the Happiness of Human Life
Aryeh Kosman, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Haverford College
Chair: James Lennox


Saturday, April 21


Soups, sparks, and contrast classes: Stability and dynamism in the concept 'synapse'
Corinne Bloch-Mullins, Marquette U., Dept. of Philosophy

Commentator: Aaron Novick, University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science
Chair: Rachel Ankeny


Coffee Break


Theoremata ex historia: Observational and Conceptual Dynamics Shaping Harvey’s Account of Epigenesis
Peter Distelzweig, U. of St. Thomas, Dept. of Philosophy

Commentator: Benjamin Goldberg, U. of South Florida, Dept. of
Humanities and Cultural Studies
Chair: Greg Salmieri


Lunch On Your Own


Aristotle on Science as Problem Solving
Diana Quarantotto, Sapienza U. of Rome, Dept. of Philosophy

Commentator: Mariska Leunissen, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dept. of Philosophy
Chair: Jessica Gelber


Coffee Break


Keynote: “It pleased the Creator to . . . .” Capricious God and Capricious Nature in the Darwinian Revolution
John Beatty, U. of British Columbia, Dept. of Philosophy
Chair: Alan Love

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Organizing Committee:

Alan Love, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science (aclove@umn.edu)
Jessica Gelber, U. of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Philosophy (jlg178@pitt.edu)
Rachel Ankeny, U. of Adelaide, Dept. of History (rachel.ankeny@adelaide.edu.au)
Greg Salmieri, Rutgers U., Dept. of Philosophy (gsalmieri@gmail.com)


Generously funded by the University of Pittsburgh:
Center for Philosophy of Science (Harvey E. & Leslie Wagner Endowment Fund)
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Humanities Center
Departments of History & Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, and Classics
CPAS Program (Classics, Philosophy & Ancient Science)












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