On Wednesday 21st November, Professor Samir Okasha from the University of Bristol will give the CS4 talk “Individuals versus Groups in Evolutionary Biology”
Building 53 Room 4025, Highfield Campus, 4-5pm. Refreshments served after the talk.
“I will examine philosophical and conceptual problems within the field of social evolution theory, with a particular emphasis on three themes:
- hierarchical organization in the biological world
- the tension between individual and group interests
- the ‘levels of selection’ discussion in evolutionary theory
I argue that social evolution theory is in need of careful philosophical scrutiny, and also offers a novel way of thinking about many issues in traditional social and political philosophy.”