Predrag Šustar delivered the talk “Explanation and understanding in biology: the case of scientific metaphors”, co-authored with Martina Blečić. In this talk, Predrag and Martina examined the role of metaphors in science, particularly in molecular biology. They claimed that metaphors can play a useful epistemic role in science, and can eventually lead to biological explanations, but cannot be equated with them. The workshop was held at Fordham University, New York City, USA, and online, April 21 – 23, 2022.
The conference program can be found below.