Why There are no Living Things

living   |   things   |   organism   |   processes
Sunday ,31 March, 2019 , 18:30 to 20:30


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.

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.

Within the framework of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Inter University PhD Program in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (IHPLS 2019)