The Department of Logic & Philosophy of Science presents:

"Laguna Workshop in the Philosophy of Biology"

February 17-19, 2006
Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach


Friday, February 17, 2006

Session I  (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Sandy Mitchell, “Contingency in Complex Biological Systems”
Steve Frank, “Cancer and Some Problems of Inference”
Session II  (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
Andre Ariew, “Explaining Trait Prevalence vs. Explaining Adaptation”
Bruce Glymour, “Wayward Modeling”

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Session III  (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Alan Love, “Reductionism, Development, and Time”
Michael Rose, “Living Through a Scientific Revolution:  The Last 40 Years of Aging Research”

Session IV  (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
Paul Griffiths, “Function, Homology, and Character Individuation”
Elliott Sober, “Which Similarities Provide the Best Evidence of Common Ancestry?”
Sunday, February 19, 2006

Session V  (9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.)
Steve Downes, “What is Heritability Analysis Good For?”
Francisco Ayala, “Darwin’s Revolution:  Design Without a Designer”   

A breakfast buffet will be available each morning of the conference beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Catalina meeting room.

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