[SydPhil] CAVE/Sydney Workshop Final CFR: "New Directions on the Emergence and Maintenance of Individuality, " 3 - 4 Oct, Macquarie

Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Wed Sep 27 15:19:28 AEST 2017

Hi all,

You are invited to a jointly hosted workshop by Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE), and University of Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science, "New Directions on the Emergence and Maintenance of Individuality" on 3 - 4 October 2017.

Date: 3 - 4 October 2017
Time: 09.00 - 17.30
Venue: E6B 149, Macquarie University (O23 on campus map<http://www.mq.edu.au/__data/assets/image/0010/183556/Campus-Map.png>)

All welcome, but please register with Pierrick for catering purposes: pierrick.bourrat at mq.edu.au.

Please let Pierrick know by tomorrow (Thursday) noon, so that we can confirm catering.

"New Directions on the Emergence and Maintenance of Individuality"

Since the publication of the Major Transitions in Evolution by Maynard Smith and Szathmáry in the mid 90s, the topic of the emergence of individuality in evolution has gained attention. Current evolutionary theory does not permit to account how and why lower-level individuals, such as cells, band together and form higher-level individuals, such as multicellular organisms. This interdisciplinary workshop will explore new directions in this area.


09.00 – 09.30: Silvia De Monte, “Populations of Populations: How Structure Affects the Evolution of Function" (videoconference)
09.30 – 10.30: Arvid Ågren, “Genomic Conflicts and the Maintenance of Individuality”
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00: Maureen O’Malley, “Thinking As One: Humans, Microbiota, and Mind”
12.00 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 14.00: Maria Rebolleda-Gomez, “Relational Individualities: The Importance of Ecological Dynamics on the Evolution of Individuality” (videoconference)
14.00 – 15.00: Andrew Holmes, “The Contrasting Roles of Microbes in Disease: Individuality in Pathogens and Emergent Disease in Holobionts”
15.00 – 16.00: Michael Gillings, “Information, Replication and Individuality”
16.00 – 16.30: Coffee break
16.30 – 17.30: Paul Griffiths, Comment followed by discussion

09.00 – 09.30: Ellen Clarke, “Passing It On: the Evolution of Higher-Level Inheritance During ETIs” (videoconference)
09.30 – 10.30: Tanya Latty, “There's No 'I' in Team: Understanding Individuality in Collective Systems”
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00: Paul Rainey, “Ecological Scaffolding and the Evolution of Individuality”
12.00 – 13.99: Andrew Black, “Mechanistic Models of Multi-Level Darwinian Populations”
13.00 – 14.30: Lunch
14.30 – 15.30: Pierrick Bourrat, “Revisiting the Criteria for Units of Selection”
15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00: Peter Godfrey-Smith, Comment followed by discussion

All welcome! Contact Pierrick: pierrick.bourrat at mq.edu.au

Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>

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