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The program committee includes:

Robert C. Richardson    (U. Cincinnati; [log in to unmask])
Richard Burian  (Virginia Tech; [log in to unmask])
Werner Callebaut        (Maastricht, Netherlands; [log in to unmask])
Kathy J. Cooke  (Quinnipiac College; [log in to unmask])
Marilia Coutinho        (Sao Paolo; [log in to unmask])
Joan Fujimura   (Stanford; [log in to unmask])
Paul Griffiths  (Otago, New Zealand; [log in to unmask])
Yrjo Haila              (Tampere, Finland; [log in to unmask])
Michael Lynch   (Brunel, England; [log in to unmask])
Cor van der Weele       (Utrecht; [log in to unmask])

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM   This program is subject to revision.

****Wednesday Evening

Reception

****Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Connections between Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Psychology
Session One:  Innateness
1.  William Wimsatt, University of Chicago, "Extending Generative Entrenchment"
2.  Andre Ariew, University of Rhode Island, "Wimsatt on Generative
Entrenchment."
3.  Dan McShea, Duke, "Feeling:  the Proximate Cause of Behavior in Mammals"

Evolution as an (In-)Deterministic Process
Session One
1.  Scott Carson, Ohio University, "Bell's Proof and the Stochastic Nature of
Evolutionary Processes"
2.  Roberta Millstein, University of Minnesota, "Determinism vs. Indeterminism:
Either Way, Evolution Is Probabilistic,"
Commentator:  Robert Brandon, Duke University

Teaching Darwin and Darwinism
Session One:
1.  Prof. Robert Hartwig, Department of Business Administration and
Economics, Worcester State College, "Darwinian Revolution:  An Integrative
Approach Featuring Biology and Economics at Worcester State College
2.  Prof. Surindar Paracer, Department of Biology, Worcester State College,
"Darwinian Revolution:  An Integrative Approach Featuring Biology and Economics
at Worcester State College"

Images of the Brain in History
1.  C.U.M. Smith, Aston University, "The Brain A Machine?"
2.  A. Edward Manier, University of Notre Dame, "How Does the Expression
'Emotional Thermostat' Work in 'Listening to Prozac'?

Language in Science
1.  Christine Hine and Michael Lynch, Brunel University, "Bionet Newsgroups:  A
Hybrid of Formal Protocols and Tacit Knowledge"
2.  Steven J. Fifield, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, "A Case Study of the
Rhetorical Construction of Biology  in an Introductory Undergraduate Course"
3.  Eileen Crist, Cornell University, "Science and Rhetoric:  The Case of Animal
Sociobiology"

****Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Connections between Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Psychology
Session Two:  Teleology
4.  Karen Neander, John Hopkins, "Teleosemantics and Adaptationism"
5.  Denis Walsh, Edinburgh, "The Dormitive Virtues of Teleological Explanation"

Evolution as an (In-)Deterministic Process
Session Two
3.  Leslie Graves, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Barbara L. Horan, Georgia
Southern University; and Alexander Rosenberg, University of Georgia, "Is
Indeterminism the Source of the Statistical Character of Evolutionary Theory?"
4.  Timothy Shanahan, Loyola Marymount University, "Fitness, Drift, and the
Omniscient Viewpoint"
Commentator:  Robert Brandon, Duke University

Teaching Darwin and Darwinism
Session Two
3.  Prof. David Blitz, Department of Philosophy, Central Connecticut
State University, New Britain, Connecticut 06050, "Developing a Darwin web-site"
4.  Prof. Charles Blinderman, Department of English, Clark University,
Worcester, "Natural and Unnatural Selection:  Anthology of Darwinian Literature"

Sessions on Core-Periphery Relations in Scientific Knowledge Production in the
Life Sciences
Session One:  Theoretical Issues
1.  Carlos Lopez Beltran, Unam – Mexico, "Epistemological and Ethical Issues in
the Core-Periphery Debate in the History and Sociology of Scientific Knowledge"
2.  Enrique Martinez Larrechea, Ivic – Venezuela, "Dynamic Dimensions of
Theoretical Approaches in the Concept of Peripheral Science"
3.  Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Tathiana B. Alcantara and Marilia Coutinho,
Universidade De Sao Paulo, "Trends in the Internationalization of Scientific
Activities in Globalized Economies – Examples From the Life Sciences in Brazil"
4.  Commentator:  Hebe Vessuri, Ivic – Venezuela

Science & Society
Rivers Singleton, Jr., Case Western Reserve University, University of Delaware,
"Delft Canals and Iowa Corn Fields:  Bacteriology and Biochemistry at Iowa
State"
Lauro Galzigna, Department of Biochemistry, University of Padua, Italy

The Human Genome & Biological Determinism
Ph. Goujon, Université Catholoque de Lille, "The Secret Dreams of the Human
Genome"
Lisa Gannett, University of Western Ontario, "H.J. Muller and the 'Normal'
Genome"

****Thursday, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Connections between Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Psychology
Session Three:  Evolutionary Psychology
6.  David Buller, Northern Illinois University, "DeFreuding Evolutionary
Psychology"
7.  Lawrence Shapiro, University of Wisconsin, "Evolutionary Theory Meets
Cognitive Psychology:  A More Selective Perspective"
8.  Todd Grantham & Shaun Nichols, College of Charlestown, "Evolutionary
Psychology:  Ultimate Explanations and Panglossian Predictions"

Going Molecular
1.  Lindley Darden, University of Maryland, "From Inheritance of Acquired
Characters to Adaptive Mutation"
2.  Robert Olby, University of Pittsburgh, "Memory Molecules:  A Case Study in
the Impact of Molecular Biology on the Neurosciences?"
3.  Greg Morgan, University of Pittsburgh, "Emile Zuckerkandl, Linus Pauling and
the Molecular Evolutionary Clock"

Animal Issues:  Studies into Animals, Animal Sciences and Philosophy of Animals
Session One:  Animals in Paris
1.  Louise Robbins, University of Wisconsin, "Zebras in Paris"
2.  Philippe Chavot, "The Paris Zoological Park and the Management of A Colonial
Fauna"
3.  Richard Burkhardt, "Unpacking Baudin:  Animal Specimens and Competing Modes
of Scientific Practice in Early 19th French Zoology"

Sessions on Core-Periphery Relations in Scientific Knowledge Production in The
Life Sciences
Session Two:  Case Studies in the Development of Scientific Specialties
5.  Adriana Chiancone, Ivic – Venezuela, "Laboratories in Latin America:  The
Case of Immunology in Venezuela"
6.  Marilia Coutinho, Universidade De Sao Paulo – Brazil, "The Emergence of
Ecology and Environmental Studies in Brazil"
7.  Ana Lilia Gaona and Ana Barahona, Unam – National University of Mexico, "The
Introduction of Genetics in Mexico"
8.  Lea Velho, Dpct/Ig/Unicamp, "The Role of American Scientists in the
Emergence, Development and Shaping of Botany and Zoology in Brazil"
9.  Maria Jesus Santesmases, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas,
"The Establishment of Molecular Biology in Spain"

Adaptation and Selection
Session One
Dominic Lewin, University of Leeds, "Organic Selection or Stabilizing Selection?
The  Question of Schmalhausen's 'broader principle'"
Michael Bradie, Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University

Disciplinary Definitions
Sylvia Culp, Department of Philosophy, Western Michigan University, "Explaining
the Stability of Molecular Biology as a Laboratory Science"
Jill Lazenby, University of Toronto, "The Biologist's Many Selves:  Social
Identity Theory and Self- Categorization Theory Applied to the Biological
Disciplines"

****Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Connections between Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Psychology
Session Four:  Biology Informs Psychology
9.  Stephen Downs, Utah, "Ontogeny, Phylogeny and the Development of Science"
10.  Mark Bedau, Reed, "Supple Ceteris Paribus Laws in Biology and Psychology"
11.  Elliot Sober, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Morgan's Canon"

Going Molecular
4.  Martha Keyes, Independent Scholar, "The Prion Challenge to the Central Dogma
of Molecular Biology, 1965-1991"
5.  Nathaniel C. Comfort, SUNY Stony Brook, "From 'Controlling Elements' to
'Transposons':  McClintock's Transposable Genetic Elements Go Molecular"
Commentator:  Robert C. Richardson, University of Cincinnati

Animal Issues:  Studies into Animals, Animal Sciences and Philosophy of Animals
Session Two:  Animals and Culture
4.  Elizabeth Hanson, "Pennies for Elephants:  American Zoos and the Popular
Meaning of Wildlife, 1870-1940"
5.  Gregg Mitman, "True-Life Adventures:  Disney's Nature in Cold War American
Culture"
6.  Jennifer MacCulloch, "Creatures of Culture, Attitudes Towards Native Animals
in Australia"

Sessions on Core-Periphery Relations in Scientific Knowledge Production in the
Life Sciences
Session Three:  Case Studies in the Institutionalization of Science in
Peripheral Countries
10.  Diana Obregon, Universidad Nacional De Colombia, "Cultivation of Hansen's
Bacillus:  The Case of A Latin American Scientist"
11.  Ana Barahona and Ismael Ledesma, National University of Mexico, "Herrera
and Ochoterena:  Discursive and Socioprofessional Incommensurability"
12.  Pablo Kreimer, Universidad Nacional De Quilmes, "Laboratory Studies:
Social and Political Implications in A Peripheral Context"
13.  Commentator:  Marcos Cueto, Iep – Peru

Adaptation and Selection
Session Two
1.  Arno Wouters, Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University, "Function as
Survival Value"
2.  William Harms, Bowling Green State University, "Teleonomic Agency: Toward a
Proper Functions Theory of Normativity"
3.  Glenn M. Sanford, Duke University, "Evolutionary History:  The Difference
between 'Adaptation' and  'Adaptive'"

Gender
Maria Trumpler, Yale University, "Reviving Hypatia:  Rachel Carson as Scientific
Role Model in Contemporary Juvenile Biographies"
Christopher Horvath, Illinois State University, "Measuring Gender"

****Thursday Evening

Reception

****Friday 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Council Meeting

****Friday, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Connections between Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Psychology
Session Five:  Biology Informs Philosophy of Mind
12.  Thomas Polger & Owen Flanagan, Duke, "Biological Explanations of
Subjectivity"
13.  Charbel Nino El-Hani & Antonio Marcos Pereira, Federal University of Bahia,
Brazil, "Supervenience, Reduction, Emergence and Biological Causation:  A Reply
to Kim"

Developmental Systems Theory (DST)
Session One:  Conceptualizing Developmental Processes
1.  Horst Hendrik-Jansen:  "Relevance of DST to Recent Trends in Cognitive
Science
2.  Peter Taylor :  "When the Developing 'System' is Not Coherent or Well
Bounded:  Socio-Environmental Changes and 'Intersecting Processes'"
3.  Susan Oyama:  "What Do You Do When All the Good Words Are Taken?"

A-Life and Foundational Questions in Biology
Session One
1. Brian L. Keeley, University of California at San Diego (email:
[log in to unmask]), "What's Right And What's Wrong With Artificial Life?"
2. Claus Emmeche, University of Copenhagen, ([log in to unmask]),
"Explaining Emergence, Defining Life"

Normative Issues in Genetics
Session One
Chair:  Suzanne Holland, University of Puget Sound
1.  Diane Paul, University of Massachusetts, Boston, "Informed Consent and
Newborn Screening"
2.  Glenn McGee, University of Pennsylvania, "The History of Eugenics and
Contemporary Reproductive Medicine"
3.  Kathy Cooke and David Valone, Quinnipiac College, "Nature and Nurture in
Eugenics Past and Present"

Animal Issues:  Studies into Animals, Animal Sciences and Philosophy of Animals
Session Three:  Animal Ethics
7.  Thijs Visser, "Playing God and Playing Allah"
8.  Elmar Theune, "Formative Experience and the Dutch Debate on Animal
Biotechnology"

Darwin, Spencer, and Owen
Daniel Becquemont, Université Lille, France, "Spencer's Views on Darwin's
Theory"
Mark McLaren, University of Pittsburgh, "Categorical Imperative:  Richard Owen's
Theory of Spontaneous Generation and Its Implications for Historiography of
Nineteenth-century Life Sciences"
Rasmus Winther, French-American International School, San Francisco, "Darwin on
External Sources of Heritable Variation"

****Friday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Connections between Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Psychology
Session Six:  Psychology Informs Biology
14.  Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania, "Mental Functions as Constraints
on Neurophysiology:  Biology and Psychology of Color Vision"
15.  Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Virginia Tech, "Understanding Functions:  A
Pragmatic Approach"

Developmental Systems Theory
Session Two:  "What Genes Can't Do"
4.  Lenny Moss:  "Introduction"
5.  Bob Perlman:  "What Transgenic Mice Tell Us about Development"
6.  Rob Knight & Paul Griffiths:  "What Selfish Genes Can't Do"
7.  Ron Amundson:  "Methodological Preformationism in Evolutionary Biology"

A-Life and Foundational Questions in Biology
Session Two
3. Alvaro Moreno, University of the Basque Country, ([log in to unmask]), "The
San Sebastian Approach To The Philosophy Of AL"
4. Luis Rocha ([log in to unmask]), "The Modeling Relation In AL"

Normative Issues in Genetics
Session Two
Chair:  Suzanne Holland, University of Puget Sound
4.  Cor Van der Weele, "DNA and Disease:  Where Is Control Located?"
5.  Robert T. Pennock, The University of Texas at Austin, "Pre-Existing
Conditions:  Disease Genes, Causation & the Future of Medical Insurance"

Animal Issues:  Studies into Animals, Animal Sciences and Philosophy of Animals
Session Four:  Old New Views on Animal Science
9.  Susanne Lijmbach, "The Phenomenological View on the Animal Self and Its
Implications for Current Debates about Animal Experiences"
10.  Kelly Hamilton, "The Organismal Biology of Edward Stuart Russell"
11.  Otniel Dror, Princeton University, "The Physical and the Emotional:
Separating Psyche From Soma in the Physiologist's Laboratory"

Environmental Issues
Mags Adams, Lancaster University, "Endocrine Disruption:  A Case for
Implementing the Precautionary Principle"
Uta Eser, Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of
Tuebingen, Germany, "Ecological and Normative Fundamentals of Value-Judgments in
Conservation Biology:  The Case of Non-Indigenous Plants in Nature-Conservation
Areas"
Thomas Potthast, University of Tuebingen, "Evolutionary Theory and Guiding
Principles in Conservation Ethics – A Critical Survey of the Relationships
between Evolutionary Biology, Nature Conservation, and Ethics"

Museums and Laboratories
Jenny Beckman, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, "Natural History
Teaching and the Museum, c. 1900"
Christiane Groeben, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrne, "Marine Organisms Preserved
in Alcohol, on Paper, in Glass:  The Spread of Knowledge on Marine Organisms
through the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrne"
Heidrun Ludwig, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Germany, "Imitation and Mimesis in 18th
Century Natural History Painting"

****Friday, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Connections between Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Psychology
Session Seven:  The Intersection of Biology and Psychology
16.  Peter Godfrey-Smith, Stanford, "On the Continuities of Life and Mind"
17.  Rob Wilson, Illinois-Urbana-Champagne, "The Individual in Biology and
Psychology"
18.  Kim Sterelny, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand,
"Communication, Function and the Extended Phenotype"

Developmental Systems Theory
Session Three:  Towards A Developmental Conception of Genetics and Evolution
8.  Bruce Weber & David Depew, "Developmental Cycles as Units of  Evolution"
9.  Eva Neumann-Held, "Lets De-Blackbox the Gene!"
10.  Lenny Moss, "What is Selecting What?"
11.  Russell Gray, Commentary

A-Life and Foundational Questions in Biology
Session Three
5. John Bragin ([log in to unmask]), "ALife's (Ir)Relevance For The Philosophy
Of Sci/Bio"
6. Koichiro Matsuno ([log in to unmask]), "Symbols As Material
Structures In Biosystems"
7. Naomi Dar, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ([log in to unmask]), "The
Definition Of Life"

Normative Issues in Genetics
Session Three
Chair:  Suzanne Holland, University of Puget Sound
6.  Kelly C. Smith, The College of New Jersey, "The Concept of A Genetic
Disease"
7.  David Magnus, "The Concept of Genetic Disease"

Animal Issues:  Studies into Animals, Animal Sciences and Philosophy of Animals
Session Five:  The Animal Mind
12.  Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, "Consciousness:  A Natural History"
13.  Edward Andre Nahmias, Duke University, "Why Our Brains Got So Big:
Reciprocal Altruism, Deception, and Theory of Mind"

A Re-evaluation of W. M. Wheeler (1865-1937) and his Legacy in Biology and
Philosophy
1.  Surindar Paracer, Department of Biology, Worcester State College, "Wheeler's
Concept of Symbiosis, Parasitism, and Evolution"
2.  David Blitz, Central Connecticut State University, "Wheeler's Concepts of
Emergence, Holism, and Superorganisms"

Experimentation
Edna Suarez, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM Circuito Exterior, C. U. Mexico,
"Satellite-DNA:  A Case Study for the Evolution of Experimental Techniques"
John Huss, University of Chicago, "The Natural Experiment Concept in
Paleontology"
Mark Parascandola, National Museum of American History, "Seeing is Believing:
Experimental Reasoning and the Role of Epidemiology"

****Friday 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Presidential Plenary:  Biology and the Agents without History
Adele Clarke, U.C. San Francisco, "Maverick Reproductive Scientists, Issues of
Gender, and the Othering of Contraception"
Anne Fausto-Sterling, Brown University, "The Standard Rat and the Universal
Human"
Hebe Vessuri, Ivic, Venezuela, "Core-Periphery Relations and the Social History
of Biology"

****Friday 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

General Meeting

****Friday 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Council Meeting

Graduate Student Meeting

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