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Conference: Evolution of Social Behaviour

Conference organized by Jan-Willem Romeijn and Hannah Rubin (Department of Theoretical Philosophy). Confirmed speakers: Brian Skyrms (Irvine), Cailin O'Connor (Irvine), Jonathan Birch (LSE), Joeri Witteveen (Utrecht), Charlotte Hemelrijk (Groningen).

How do organisms learn to communicate and cooperate? Why do they help others even when it is potentially costly for their own reproductive success? Why do human social groups arrive at particular norms governing behaviour?

This conference will discuss explanations of how these, and other social behaviours, evolve. This conference will be of particular interest to philosophers of biology and researchers working on evolutionary and/or philosophical analyses of the emergence of cooperation and social norms.


Programme & abstracts


To register, please send an email to h.m.rubin with the subject header ‘ESB registration’ by Thursday, 25 January. Registration is free, but there may be limited space available. Lunch will be provided so please indicate any dietary restrictions in your email.

When & where?

Monday, 29 January 2018, 10:00 - 19:00
Faculty of Philosophy, room Omega

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