Why There are no Living Things
Chair: Dr. Arnon Levy
Lecturer: Prof. John Dupré
March 31, 2019
John Dupré is a distinguished philosopher of science, with a main focus on the philosophy of biology. He is the director of the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (EGENIS) at the University of Exeter.
What does it mean to say that organisms are processes, not things? And if humans, like all organisms, are processes, what are the upshots? In this talk, John Dupré will explain the process view of organisms and explore its implications for topics ranging from the nature of medicine to personal identity.