IHPST Paris-CAPE Kyoto, philosophy of biology workshop

Speakers and schedule:


  • 10:00-10:15 Opening remarks by Daisuke Kaida (Kyoto University and CAPE, Kyoto)
  • 10:15-11:15 Pierre-Alain Braillard (University of Lille 1, Lille)
    "What has been learned about biology from an engineering perspective?" (Abstract)
  • 11:15-12:15 Ryota Morimoto (Keio University, Tokyo)
    "Genetic drift model as rational inference" (Abstract)
  • 12:15-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Antonine Nicoglou (IHPST, Paris)
    "Plasticity in contemporary biology: the synthesis of two conceptual traditions?" (Abstract)
  • 15:00-16:00 Yoshinari Yoshida (Kyoto University, Kyoto) and Hisashi Nakao (Nagoya University, Nagoya)
    "Overlooked elements in the history of evo-devo: Studies of epigenetics in the 80s" (Abstract)
  • 16:00-16:15 Coffee break
  • 16:15-17:15 Yuki Sugawara (Kyoto University, Kyoto) and Hisashi Nakao (Nagoya University, Nagoya)
    "Mechanistic stance: An epistemic norm among scientists" (Abstract)
  • 17:15-18:15 Gauvain Leconte (IHPST, Paris)
    "The predictive capacity of biological theories" (Abstract)
  • 18:30- Banquet


  • 10:00-11:00 Yuichi Amitani (Kyoto University, Kyoto)
    "What a tale of two minds can be" (Abstract)
  • 11:00-12:00 Lucie Laplane (IHPST, Paris)
    "Stemness ontology and therapeutic strategies" (Abstract)
  • 12:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Gladys Kostyrka (IHPST, Paris)
    "Using viruses to model life: A paradox?" (Abstract)
  • 15:00-16:00 Senji Tanaka (Keio University, Tokyo) and Akinori Takahashi (Waseda University, Tokyo)
    "The biostratigraphic origin of the theory of punctuated equilibria" (Abstract)
  • 16:00-16:15 Coffee break
  • 16:15-17:15 Philippe Huneman (IHPST, Paris)
    "Distinguishing among causal explanations in biology: Topologies and mechanisms" (Abstract)
  • 17:15-17:30 Closing remarks by Tetsuji Iseda (Kyoto University and CAPE, Kyoto)