Philosophy of Biology
Examines philosophical and conceptual issues in the life sciences. Topics may include the units and levels of selection, adaptationism, the evolution of altruism, biology and ethics, sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, cultural evolution, evolution versus creationism, and the origin and nature of life.
For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for PHIL 263.
Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.
Not offered in 2023; planned for 2024
We will read a variety of papers and book chapters, by both philosophers of biology and biologists. All readings will be made available electronically.
PHIL 263: 15 points
30 points in Philosophy or 60 points