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Symposium Program


Date:       Thu., May 8 – Fri., May 9, 2014

Venues:    Y 311, D 406



Thursday, May 8, 2014


5pm – 6:30 pm: Peter Bowler, Popular Darwinism in Twentieth-Century Britain, Room: Y 311

 

 

Friday, May 9, 2014


 

10:30 am – 6:30 pm: Workshop, Room: D 406


Part I 

10:30 am – 1:15 pm: Discussion of Bowler’s book with comments by Bernhard Kleeberg and Marcel Weber


1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch break


Part II

2 pm – 6:30 pm: Presentation and discussion of projects:

  • 2 pm – 3 pm: Guillaume Schlaepfer, Darwin’s Thought Experiments:An Epistemic Role for Fictional Illustrations in Evaluating Theoretical Models
  • 3 pm – 4 pm: Florian Ernst, Retelling History and Telling a Story? Max Weber, Ideal Types and the Reconstruction of Historical Arguments
  • 4 pm – 4.30 pm: Coffee break
  • 4.30 pm – 5:30 pm: Vera Shibanova, The Hominization of a Child: Human Evolution in the Biogenetic Approach of Soviet Paedology
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Maximilian Huber, What, exactly, is biological possibility? A guided tour through Dennett’s Library of Mendel