[SydPhil] Tuesday July 29th 1.00-2.00 IS THERE AN EVOLUTIONARY FRAMEWORK FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH?
paul.griffiths at sydney.edu.au
Sat Jul 26 18:49:31 AEST 2014
Charles Perkins Centre
Lunchtime Seminar Series
IS THERE AN EVOLUTIONARY FRAMEWORK FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH?
Professor Paul E. Griffiths, Professor of Philosophy and Associate Academic Director, Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Perkins Centre.
The ‘Darwinian’ approaches to medicine that emerged in the 1990s failed to convince most medical researchers and practitioners of the need to adopt an evolutionary perspective on health and disease. Though evolutionary biology has not had the profound, transformative effect on medical research and practice envisaged by its founders, the basic idea of integrating evolutionary thought into medicine remains attractive to many.
In this lecture, Professor Paul Griffiths distinguishes different ways in which evolutionary theory might contribute to better biomedical research, different fields of research in which an ‘evolutionary heuristic’ might operate, and discusses why that heuristic might be of more value in one field rather than another.
TUESDAY 29 JULY 2014
Auditorium, Charles Perkins Centre Hub
University of Sydney
For more details click HERE<http://charlesperkinscentre.e-newsletter.com.au/link/id/zzzz53d2584e6f1b8487Pzzzz528af356c63dd730/page.html>
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