PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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ISH Goes Extinct at the PSA (Sponsored by the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology)

Thursday, 3 November 2016
09:00 - 10:30

Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)

Chair: Adrian Currie, University of Cambridge

The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology has traditionally focused on neontology—the study of currently existing biological organisms—to the neglect of paleontology—the study of ancient, often extinct biological organisms. This panel at the Philosophy of Science Association biannual meeting works to rectify that imbalance by bringing historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives to bear on paleontology, in the form of current science studies scholarship on assorted paleobiological and paleoecological practices.


Ambiguities in Paleontological Metaphysics
Leonard Finkelman, Linfield College,
Increasing Complexity in Explanations of Macroevolutionary Stasis
Derek Turner, Connecticut College,
Paleontological Science and Values
Joyce C Havstad, Oakland University,

 

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