• Mistakes in Living Systems

    A New Conceptual Framework for the Study of Purpose in Biology

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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A big thank-you to everyone who attended the cluster workshop:

‘Reconceptualising Function and Goal-Directedness’

at the University of Reading in September!

 

Watch David Oderberg’s public lecture on our research project