Natural Kinds Workshop

Natural Kinds Workshop

Natural Kinds Workshop, February 16-17
An interdisciplinary workshop exploring whether categories such as gender, ethnicities, species, action types, & mental illnesses have boundaries delineated by the natural world or by us. Sponsored by the Committee on Interdisciplinary Science Studies, City University of New York Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5307

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16
5-5:30  Introduction, Jesse Prinz
5:30-6:15  Reception

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
9:30-10:50 Laura Franklin-Hall, “Why are some kinds historical and others not?”
10 minute break
10:50-12:20 Barbara Malt, “Human Locomotion in Language and Thought:  Where are the Kinds?”
lunch break
1:30-2:50 Peter Zachar, “The problem of natural kinds in psychiatry: is there an essentialist bias?”
10 minute break
3-4:20 Lisa Gannett, “A Local Epistemology of Group Categories in Population Genetics and Genomics”
10 minute break
4:30-5:50 Rebecca Jordan-Young,  “Can a natural kind be an assemblage?  How much do boundary cases and shifting levels matter to understanding what kind of variable ‘sex’ is?”