2P16 Evolutionary Thinking

Tutor/Facilitator Maurita Harney & Timothy Jackson

Date: on/from Tue 19 Oct 2021 to Tue 30 Nov 2021
Frequency: Fortnightly
Class time: 3:30-5:00

Delivered ZOOM

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In this subject, we explore the ways in which our understanding of evolutionary processes in nature can shape our thinking about important
philosophical and scientific concepts. A range of diverse topics are covered, including: the logic and key concepts of evolutionary thinking; evolutionism vs essentialism; reality as process; predictability and determinism; implications concerning scientific knowledge; evolutionism, mysticism, and Eastern traditions

TUTORS: Maurita and Timothy are both affiliated with the University of Melbourne. Maurita is Honorary Senior Fellow in philosophy. Timothy, an evolutionary biologist and philosopher of science, is currently co-head of the Australian Venom Research Unit.