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A Science of Human Nature?

Philosophical Disputes at the Interface of Natural and Social Science

Studying at Cambridge

 

Talks

  • Lewens, T. 'Cultural Evolution Without “Culture”Max Planck Institute, Jena, September 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Neo-Paleyan Biology' Living Machines Conference, University of Copenhagen, August 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'The Biology of Morality' Latitude Festival, Southwold, July 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Love Thy Neighbour' Latitude Festival, Southwold, July 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Natural Selection: Descent with Modification' IHPST, Paris, June 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Against Neo-Aristotelian Essentialism' Departmental Seminar, University of Exeter, April 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. ‘The Bioethics Gap' Panel Discussant, Gap Summit, University of Cambridge, April 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. ‘The Meaning of Science' Cambridge Literary Festival, April 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. ‘Darwinism and the Social Sciences’ Forum for European Philosophy, London School of Economics, February 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. ‘Against the Division of Advisory Labour: The Case of Mitochondrial Donation’ Central European University, Budapest, Faculty of Philosophy, January 2016.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Emotion and the Ethics of Risk: Response to Sabine Roeser', Good Energy Series, CRASSH, November 2015.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'The Meaning of Science', Being Human Festival, Wellcome Collection, London, November 2015.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'The Ethics of Reproductive Technologies: Some Tools for Thinking', WYNG-Hatton Lecture, Hong Kong University, Faculty of Law, 18 November 2015.
  • Buskell, A. 'Distribution problems and distribution dynamics'. Evolutionary Demography Seminar (University College London). November 2015.

  • Boutel, A. 'Pattern Properties and Special-Science Causation', Metaphysics of Science Workshop, Helsinki, 22-26 July 2015.

 

  • Boutel, A. 'Things Don't Fall Apart: Ecological Selection and Functional Explanation in Social Science', International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB), Montreal, 8 July 2015.

 

  • Betzler, R. 'Looping effects in the case of medical empathy ', International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB), Montreal, 10 July 2015.

 

  • Betzler, R. “Can Conceptual Confusion Surrounding Empathy be Resolved?” Empathy & Interpretation Across the Disciplines, July 2015

 

  • Buskell, A. 'Attracting trouble: Disambiguating the concept of cultural attractors in cultural evolution', International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB), Montreal, 7 July 2015.

 

  • Lewens, T. and Birch, J. 'Tribal Social Instincts: A Critique', Oxford University, Inheritance and Cooperation Seminars, TORCH, 5 June 2015.

 

  • Boutel, A. 'Are Selected Kinds Causal?', 3rd Meeting of the Nordic Network for Philosophy of Science, Helsinki, 23-24 April 2015.

 

  • Clarke, C. 'Against Causal-Explanatory Kinds', Cambridge Philosophy of Science Seminar Series, CamPoS, Cambridge, 3 March 2015.

 

  • Betzler, R. “Empathy, Measurement, and Medicine,” Clareity Research Symposium, March 2015 

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Darwinian Inheritance: From Pangenesis to Politics', 2015 Lyon HPS Winter School, Lyon, 27-30 January 2015.

 

  • Birch, J., and Lewens, T. 'Tribes and Tribal Instincts: A Critique', Theoretical Archaeology Group, University of Manchester, 15 December 2014.

 

  • Buskell, A. 'Heidegger and Cultural Evolution', Conventionalism: Heidegger’s 'Anyone' and Contemporary Social Theory, University of Vienna, 5 December 2014.

 

  • Boutel, A. ‘Downward Causation without Tears’, The Serious Metaphysics Group, Cambridge, 20 November 2014.

 

  • Lewens, T. ‘What Is Human Nature Good For?’, PSA Biennial Conference, Chicago, 7 November 2014.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Cultural Adaptationism', Department of Philosophy, KU Leuvan, 20 October 2014.

 

  • Betzler, R. 'Empathy, Measurement, and Medicine', Interdisciplinary Network on Sympathy, Empathy, and Imagination Meeting, Oxford, 20 October 2014.

 

  • Betzler, R.‘What is Empathy? A Genealogical Account’, The Moral Domain: Conceptual Issues in Moral Psychology, Vilnius University, 9-11 October 2014.

 

  • Buskell, A. 'The Evolutionary Social Sciences and Cultural Evolution', Spindel Conference, University of Memphis, 24 October 2014.

 

  • Betzler, R. ‘What is Empathy? A Genealogical Account’, European Society for the Philosophy and Psychology Conference, 16-19 September 2014.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Nature, Culture, and Philosophy', Inaugural Lecture, Peterhouse College, Cambridge, 20 June 2014.

 

  • Betzler, R. ‘What is Empathy? A Genealogical Account’, HPS Philosophy Workshop, Cambridge, 16 May 2014.

 

  • Boutel, A. 'Social Functions', CamPoS, Cambridge, 14 May 2014.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Cultural Adaptationism', Plenary Session, Philosophy of Biology in the UK Conference, Christ's College, Cambridge, 31 March 2014.

 

  • Buskell, A. ‘The Prospects for Darwinian Imperialism’, HPS Philosophy Workshop, Cambridge, 7 March 2014.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Human Nature: From Theory to Practice', Cambridge Philosophy of Science Seminar Series, CamPoS, Cambridge, 5 February 2014.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'Conceptions of Human Nature', Philosophy of Medicine 'Concepts of Health' Seminar, King's College London, 14 January 2014.

 

  • Buskell, A. 'The Prospects for Darwinian Imperialism', iCog Cognitive Science Conference, Sheffield, 1 December 2013.

 

  • Buskell, A. ‘Bringing up the Bodies: Psychology and Embodiment in the 20th Century', Cabinet of Natural History, Cambridge, 25 November 2013.

 

  • Clarke, C. 'Beyond Invariance: How Psychology Deepens Social Science Understanding', Joint Conference of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences and the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, 3-4 September 2013.

 

  • Betzler, R. ‘Statistical Learning as a Mechanism’, International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science 2013, Montpellier, 11 July 2013.

 

  • Buskell, A. ‘Expertise, Extension, Evolution’, International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science 2013, Montpellier, 10 July 2013.

 

  • Clarke, C. 'Methodological Individualism and Group Selection’, International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science 2013, Montpellier, 10 July 2013.

 

  • Lewens, T. 'The Kinetic Theory of Culture', International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science 2013, Montpellier, 10 July 2013.

 

  • Lewens, T. ‘The Shaping of Emotions: Reconciling “Practice Theory” and Cultural Evolution’, Cultural Evolution, Philosophy, and the Emotions, University of Leuven, 28-30 May 2013.

 

  • Clarke, C. ‘Why Prefer Explanations at Diverse Levels?’, Departmental Seminar, University of Bristol, 15 May 2013.
 
 
  • Clarke, C. ‘Why Prefer Explanations at Diverse Levels?’, Serious Metaphysics Group, University of Cambridge, 8 May 2013.


  • Clarke, C. 'Methodological Individualism Defended’, Cambridge Philosophy of Science Seminar Series, CamPoS, Cambridge, 6 March 2013.

 

  • Boutel, A. ‘Winchgenstein and Functional Explanation’, Cambridge Philosophy of Science Seminar Series, CamPoS, Cambridge, 13 February 2013.

 

  • Boutel, A. ‘A Science of Human Nature?’, Clare College, Cambridge, 28 January 2013.

 

  • Buskell, A. ‘The Psychological Mechanisms of Cultural Selection’, Sperber Week, Institut Jean Nicod, 11 December 2012.