Consortium for the History and Philosophy of Biology

The Consortium for the History and Philosophy of Biology is a collaborative research group founded in 2006. The Consortium’s objective is to advance the investigation into the most current issues in the history and philosophy of biology. In particular, the emphasis is on integrating the philosophy of biology and its history. It comprises five member Institutions: the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto; the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Université de Paris 1; the Centre for the Philosophy of Biology, Duke University; the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge; and the Department of Philosophy, Université de Montréal. Each Spring, one of the institutions hosts a research workshop. Each workshop is structured around a theme of current interest, and features contributions from biologists, historians and philosophers of science. Emphasis is placed upon graduate student contributions.

For more information visit the Consortium’s website or contact Professor Denis Walsh.