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Vito Balorda on a fellowship at the University of Alberta, Canada!

Vito Balorda, a PhD student and a research assistant at the Theoretical Underpinnings of Molecular Biology (ThUMB) project, earned a fellowship from the Wirth Institute at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). The fellowship is awarded for one Croatian PhD… Continue Reading →

Aleksandar V. Božić delivered a talk at the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention Rikon!

Aleksandar V. Božić delivered the talk “Philosophical problems of astrobiology” at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention Rikon. In this talk Aleksandar introduced the wider audience to the issues in philosophy of astrobiology which are a part of his research… Continue Reading →

Professor Justin Garson delivered a talk in Rijeka!

Professor Justin Garson from the City University of New York delivered a talk “What are mental disorders” at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka. This guest talk was organized by the Department of… Continue Reading →

The ThUMB 2022 Meeting on Functions in Biology and the Biomedical Sciences!

The meeting on functions in biology and the biomedical sciences gathered experts in the debate on biological functions in various biological disciplines in order to brainstorm the structure and potential contributions for a collection on biological functions that will be… Continue Reading →

Vito Balorda and Aleksandar V. Božić at the Sixth European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences, EASPLS 2022!

Vito Balorda and Aleksandar V. Božić participated in the Sixth European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) on “Dealing with Complexity in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences”. As a part of the summer school activities, Vito… Continue Reading →

Upcoming guest talk by Professor Justin Garson from the City University of New York!

Professor Justin Garson from the City University of New York will deliver a talk “What are mental disorders?” at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, on September 12, 2022. The guest talk is… Continue Reading →

Upcoming “The ThUMB 2022 Meeting on Functions in Biology and the Biomedical Sciences”!

The ThUMB 2022 Meeting on Functions in Biology and the Biomedical Sciences will be held at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, and online, September 8 – 9, 2022. The meeting, which will… Continue Reading →

Aleksandar V. Božić delivered a talk at the IUC Dubrovnik “Mind, World and Action” course!

Aleksandar V. Božić delivered the talk “The vagueness of life” at the “Mind, World and Action” course. In this talk Aleksandar argued that while “life” is a vague concept, the phenomenon of life is not soritic. The course was organized… Continue Reading →

Martina Blečić and Predrag Šustar delivered a talk at the GWP.2022, the fourth triennial international conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science!

Martina Blečić and Predrag Šustar delivered the talk “Biological Metaphors as Vehicles for Explanation?”. In this talk Martina and Predrag argued that metaphors can play an important conceptual role in science and understanding. They argued that metaphors can lead to… Continue Reading →

Aleksandar V. Božić delivered a talk at the GWP.2022, the fourth triennial international conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science!

Aleksandar V. Božić delivered the talk “Explaining the vagueness of life: „individuals thinking“ vs. natural kinds approach”. In this talk Aleksandar examined how is the apparent vagueness of the concept and of the phenomenon of life connected with the issue… Continue Reading →

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