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