Livestream Event: Peter Godfrey-Smith "Memory as Communication" 9/5

Livestream Event: Peter Godfrey-Smith “Memory as Communication” 9/5

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy 2014-2015 Speaker Series presents:

Memory as Communication

Peter Godfrey-Smith, City University of New York

September 5th, 2014
3:30pm-5:00pm EST
Western University, John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, Room 100

This lecture will be streamed live online at http://www.rotman.uwo.ca/, where you can also find full details, as well as archived video of past speakers.

For information on parking at Western, please click here.

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Biography

Peter Godfrey-Smith is currently a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, CUNY (City University of New York).

Godfrey-Smith grew up in Sydney, Australia. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Sydney, and he has a PhD in philosophy from UC San Diego. He taught at Stanford University between 1991 and 2003, and then combined a half-time post at the Australian National University and a visiting position at Harvard for a few years. He moved to Harvard full-time and was Professor there from 2006 to 2011, before coming to the CUNY Graduate Center.

His main research interests are in the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of mind. He also works on pragmatism (especially John Dewey), general philosophy of science, and some parts of metaphysics and epistemology. He has written four books, Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature (Cambridge, 1996), Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Chicago, 2003),  Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection (Oxford, 2009), which won the 2010 Lakatos Award, and Philosophy of Biology, just released by Princeton.

Read more about Peter Godfrey-Smith.