PHIL 363

Philosophy of Biology


Description

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 363.

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.

Availability 2022

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Emily Parke

Reading/Texts

We will read a variety of papers and book chapters, by both philosophers of biology and biologists. All readings will be made available electronically.

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

PHIL 363: 15 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Philosophy or 30 points from PHIL 260, SCIGEN 201

Restrictions

PHIL 263