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Predrag Šustar delivered the talk at the biennial conference of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology!

Predrag Šustar delivered the talk “Transitional Functionality of Genomic Segments: From Stochasticity to Robustness” , co-authored with Zdenka Brzović. In this talk Zdenka and Predrag endorsed a transitional framework for ascription of functionality to genomic segments considering the following questions:… Continue Reading →

Zdenka Brzović delivered the talk at the annual conference of the British Society for Philosophy of Science!

Zdenka Brzović delivered the talk “Transitional Functionality of  Genomic Segments: From Stochasticity to Robustness” , co-authored with Predrag Šustar. In this talk Zdenka and Predrag endorsed a transitional framework for ascription of functionality to genomic segments considering the following questions: when… Continue Reading →

Martina Blečić delivered the talk “A pragmatic account of the notion of ‘information'” at the International Linguistics Conference CLARC 2021

In her talk, Martina dealt with the metaphor of “information” in molecular biology. She proposed a pragmalinguistic approach in which the metaphor of “information” is supplanted with the metaphor of “communication” which should provide us with a better understanding of… Continue Reading →

Paper published in a Q1 journal, the European Journal for Philosophy of Science!

The paper “Explanatory hierarchy of causal structures in molecular biology” by Zdenka Brzović, Vito Balorda and Predrag Šustar was published in a Q1 journal, the “European Journal for Philosophy of Science”. https://lnkd.in/dAAv6eY Full paper: https://rdcu.be/cmw8O

Telmo Pievani held a lecture

30th April 2021, Telmo Pievani held an online lecture titled “Around Vulnerability: Pandemic and the Philosophy of Finitude”, as a part of the ThUMB project activities.

Aleksandar V. Božić delivered the talk “How Kind is Life?” at the Rijeka Workshop in the Philosophy of Science: Enthusiasm for Natural Kinds.

In this talk Aleksandar is dealing with the question whether life is a natural kind, based on his current research within the ThUMB project. The workshop was organized by Zdenka Brzović. The workshop schedule and the book of abstracts is… Continue Reading →

New project member – doctoral researcher

Zvonimir Anić (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb) has joined the ThUMB project as a doctoral researcher. Zvonimir will engage in: 1) elucidating the relation between explanation, prediction, and causal inference in the biological and biomedical sciences; 2) examining the relation between… Continue Reading →

ThUMB Team at the 1st CPI PhD Conference

The 1st International PhD student conference entitled “Contemporary Philosophical Issues PhD” was organized by PhD students from the Department of Philosophy, University of Rijeka, members of the Postgraduate Doctoral Programme “Philosophy and Contemporaneity”. The conference was held online, January 18… Continue Reading →

New project member – doctoral researcher

Aleksandar V. Božić has joined the ThUMB project as a doctoral researcher. Aleksandar will engage in: 1) examining the concept of life/being alive, particularly in molecular biology as well as in virology and astrobiology; 2) assessing the problem of demarcation… Continue Reading →

Mind, World and Action Conference

Martina Blečić presented her research at the conference Mind, World and Action organised by the IUC Dubrovnik from the 14th to the 18th of September 2020. In the talk ‘The notion of “information” in  biology: insights from the philosophy of language’ she articulated the… Continue Reading →

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