Ford, Fox Keller, Form, Function, Physics & Feminism

The University of King’s College and the Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University is pleased to present: “Ford, Fox Keller, Form, Function, Physics & Feminism: Reductions and Selections in the Recent Philosophy of Biology.” This will be a philosophical forum on recent developments in philosophy and philosophy of biology.

In this symposium, Drs. Doolittle and Fox Keller will each present recent work on the philosophy of biology. The discussion will be centred around the topics of form, function, feminism and biology. There will be a short break between presentations and introductions, and an hour-long discussion period. Each paper will be precirculated before the event.

This event is the second in a series celebrating the achievements of Drs. Fox Keller and Doolittle in conjunction with the Honorary Doctorates that the University of King’s College is granting each of them. For more information about the first event, see the event here.

Dr. Ford Doolittle is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Doolittle examines prevailing concepts in genomics, molecular biology and microbial ecology, most often as these reflect understandings of evolution by natural selection. A leading evolutionary and molecular biologist, his scientific research has led him to receive the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSREC) and, most recently, the Killam Prize for Natural Sciences.

Dr. Evelyn Fox Keller is Professor Emerita of History and Philosophy of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A leading scholar on the intersections between feminism and science, Dr. Fox Keller is a distinguished physicist and molecular biologist as well. She has been awarded numerous academic and professional honors, including Bernal Prize for the Social Studies of Science in 2011 and the Dan David Prize this past year.

The Archibald Room is located on the top floor of the New Academic Building at the University of King’s College. The room is accessible via elevator.

This event will take place in K’jipuktuk, on unceded and unsurrendered Mi’kmaq territory, where we work, study and innovate.

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