• Mistakes in Living Systems

    A New Conceptual Framework for the Study of Purpose in Biology

Public lecture

On 23 November, David Oderberg will present our project, in a popular and accessible form, to the public as a Royal Institute of Philosophy/John Templeton Foundation sponsored event, entitled ‘To Err is Not (Only) Human: Mistakes and What they Mean for Biology and Philosophy.’

The booking and information site is located at https://www.store.reading.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-arts-humanities-social-science/philosophy/to-err-is-not-only-human-mistakes-and-what-they-mean-for-biology-and-philosophy.

All welcome!

Agency Directionality & FunctionWelcome to our three-year research project on Mistakes in Living Systems: A New Conceptual Framework for the Study of Purpose in Biology.

John Templeton Foundation

This project is funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation as part of a new global, multi-disciplinary research programme 'Agency, Directionality and Function', dedicated to the intensive re-evaluation of the place of goal-directedness in biology. This unique research effort is led by Prof. Alan Love at the University of Minnesota.

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