Model Thinking in the Life Sciences: Complexity in the Making
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The European Advanced Seminars in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) are biennial symposia organized by members from six leading European institutions in the philosophy of the life sciences–the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter (Exeter); the European School for Molecular Medicine (SEMM, Milan); the Institut d’Histoire de la Médicine et de la Santé (Geneva); the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris 1–Panthéon-Sorbonne (IHPST, Paris); the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Altenberg); and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin). The second edition of the EASPLS was coordinated by Prof. Bernardino Fantini (Université de Genève) and Dr. Philippe Huneman (IHPST), and was hosted by the Brocher Foundation in Hermance, on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The seminar’s overarching theme focused on the notions of “model,” “modeling,” and “simulation,” with an emphasis on the...