Date: 5th of June, 2018 Location: Sala de Juntas (Batzar Aretoa). Faculty of Education, Philosophy and Anthropology (second floor) (UPV/EHU) Speakers: Harry Heft – Department of Psychology, Denison University (Ohio, USA) Manuel Heras Escribano – IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind, and Society, University … Continue reading
June 6-8 2018, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián Website: https://forgottenfemalebodies.net/ Share this:ShareEmailFacebookPrintPress This
Date and time: May 15, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
Location: Carlos Santamaría Building, Room B14.
Speaker: Nathalie Gontier (Center for Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon)
Title: Roots of reticulate evolutionary theories in natural philosophy
Symbiosis, symbiogenesis, hybridization, virolution and infectious heredity are forms of reticulate evolution that are currently drawing the attention of philosophers of science because of the discussions they raise on the origin of life and the diversification of major cell types, the nature of biological individuality, and the limited scope of the traditional Modern Synthesis in defining and explaining all aspects of life’s evolution. Research on the innovative nature of reticulate evolution currently overshadows inquiries into the scientific and sociocultural context wherein these ideas first emerged. Hybridization theories were first formulated in relation to the ethnic mixing induced by colonialism and imperialism, with religious, political and scientific leaders speaking out against the mixing of ethnicities – an idea also endorsed by the eugenicist founders of the Modern Synthesis. Symbiosis and symbiogenesis associate with the rise of communitarian and socialist ideologies that opposed liberal ideas of free market economy that in turn associate with natural selection theory. And research on virolution and infectious heredity associates with attempts at eradicating disease. All aspects of reticulate evolution thus originally carried a negative sociocultural connotation. To understand why reticulate evolution has long been researched outside the mainstream Neodarwinian framework, it is necessary to go beyond comparing these theoretical frameworks from within science and the role they play in evolution, and to take the sociocultural, political and historical aspects into account.
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