Whitehead Lectures: Peter Godfrey-Smith (University of Sydney)


Thu - Fri, Apr 13 to Apr 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm


57th annual Whitehead Lectures

Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith

University of Sydney

April 13-14, 2023





About the Speaker

Peter Godfrey-Smith by Daniel BoudFrom Professor Godfrey-Smith's website

"I am a professor in the School of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney.

My main research interests are in the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of mind. I also work on pragmatism (especially John Dewey), general philosophy of science, and some parts of metaphysics and epistemology. I’ve written six books, Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature (Cambridge, 1996), Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Chicago, 2003),  Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection (Oxford, 2009), which won the 2010 Lakatos Award, Philosophy of Biology, (Princeton, 2014), Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness (FSG, 2016), and Metazoa: Animal Life and the Both of the Mind (FSG and William Collins, 2020).

My photos and videos have appeared in the New York TimesNational GeographicThe Guardian, ScienceThe Boston Globe, and elsewhere."

Portrait of Peter Godfrey-Smith by Daniel Boud


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