Post-Darwinian Societies Seminar, 2022–2023

Thomas Malthus, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx

In collaboration between CEFISES (Charles Pence) and the Chaire Hoover d’éthique économique et sociale (Gregory Ponthière), we’re continuing last year’s series of talks on the theme of Post-Darwinian Societies.

The goal of the Post-Darwinian Societies Seminar is to bring together researchers from various disciplines – including, but not limited to, philosophy, social sciences, economics, history and biology – who all work on evolutionary dynamics and selection effects. Dialogues between different scientific disciplines can contribute to the identification of new epistemological challenges for evolutionary theories, as well as to the emergence of new normative perspectives for the ethical foundation of the Welfare State.

Each seminar is online and will take place on Tuesday afternoons, 16h30–17h30, via Teams.

The schedule (subject to change and evolution) for 2022–2023:

  • 11 October, 16h30–17h30: Philippe De Donder (TSE CNRS)

    “Game theoretic analysis of childhood vaccination behavior: Nash versus Kant”
  • 18 October, 16h30–17h30: (Speaker TBD)
  • 15 November, 16h30–17h30: (Speaker TBD)
  • 22 November, 16h30–17h30: Hugh Desmond (Hannover / Antwerp)

    (title TBD)

Attendance is free but registration is mandatory at dina.geron@uclouvain.be

CFP: ExLog 2022

The ExLog conference, hosted by the research group of Peter Verdée, will be taking place again this year from 12–14 July, 2022. Check out more information, including the list of invited speakers and the call for papers, on the conference website here!

Post-Darwinian Societies Seminar

Thomas Malthus, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx

In collaboration between CEFISES (Charles Pence) and the Chaire Hoover d’éthique économique et sociale (Gregory Ponthière), we are proud to announce a new series of talks that will take place over the spring of 2022 (and potentially launch a collaboration that continues even further into the future!) on the theme of Post-Darwinian Societies.

The goal of the Post-Darwinian Societies Seminar is to bring together researchers from various disciplines – including, but not limited to, philosophy, social sciences, economics, history and biology – who all work on evolutionary dynamics and selection effects. Dialogues between different scientific disciplines can contribute to the identification of new epistemological challenges for evolutionary theories, as well as to the emergence of new normative perspectives for the ethical foundation of the Welfare State.

Each seminar is online (via Teams) and is scheduled on Thursday 12.45–13.45.

The program for 2022:

Attendance is free but registration is mandatory at dina.geron@uclouvain.be

Recent talks on YouTube

More and more CEFISES seminars are beginning to appear on YouTube! You can find them, usually a few days after the fact, on this YouTube playlist. We are also streaming as many as we can on YouTube Live at the time of the talks – you can ask questions in the chat in real time!

Hello, world!

Welcome to the new website for UCLouvain’s Center for the Philosophy of Science and Society, or CEFISES. We’re still working hard to get everything online here, so pardon our dust for the next few weeks while we get up and running!