Celebration of Kim Sterelny's Laureate Project

Celebration of Kim Sterelny's Laureate Project

The Centre for Philosophy of the Sciences is sponsoring a workshop to celebrate the completion of Kim Sterelny's Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship project (FL130100141): The Origins of Social Inequality, Hierarchy, and Social Complexity.

Registration is free, but for catering purposes please use the Eventbrite link to the right.

Monday August 6th: Sir Roland Wilson Building Rm 1.02

Day 1: 9:00am - 2pm 

9:00am - 9:15pm Welcome 

9:15am - 10:30am  Liz Irvine: Getting to language: Details matter 

10:30am -10:45am Coffee/tea 

10:45am -12:00am Cecilia Heyes: Is morality a gadget?

12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm - 2pm Michael Devitt: Reference and the Renegade Sterelny

ANU Passmore Lecture (5pm-7pm) 

Tuesday August 7th: Roland Wilson 1.02

Day 2: 9:00am - 3:30pm 

9:00am - 10:15am Jonathan Birch: Our Ways: Toolmaking and the Origin of Norms

10:15am - 10:30am Coffee/tea 

10:30am - 11:45am Peter Hiscock: Small signals: evolution of Australian technology

11:45 - 1pm Lunch

1:00pm - 2:15pm Jessica Isserow: Knaves and Norms

6:00pm Dinner (Dehli 6 Indian Restaurant) 


Wednesday August 8th: Roland Wilson 1.02 Until 2pm, then School of Music Band room 
Day 3: 9:00am - 5:15pm

9:00am - 10:15am Lindell Bromham: Possible Worlds: Comparing evolutionary systems

10:15am - 10:30am Coffee/tea 

10:30am - 11:45pm Russell Gray: TBA

11:45pm - 12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm - 2:00pm Peter Godfrey-Smith: Mnemonic Communication in Individuals and Cultures

2:15pm - 3:30pm Pete Richerson: Varieties of Cultural Maladaptations

3:30 - 4pm Coffee/tea 

4pm - 5:15pm Rountable discussion with commentators 

5:30pm Drinks at Fellows

7pm Late: Party, Coombs tea room 

No events are currently scheduled. Details of future events will be posted as they become available.

Date & time

Mon 06 Aug 2018, 9:00pm to Wed 08 Aug 2018, 5:30pm


ANU; see description


Jonathan Birch (LSE)
Lindell Bromham (ANU)
Fiona Cowie (Caltech)
Michael Devitt (CUNY)
Peter Godfrey-Smith (Sydney)
Cecilia Heyes (Oxford)
Peter Hiscock (Sydney)
Liz Irvine (Cardiff)
Pete Richerson (UC Davis)
Russell Gray (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)

Event series


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