Public Lectures

'A Philosopher Among the Biologists: How French Philosopher Henri Bergson Helped 20th-Century Biologists Get Creative About Evolution’ Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, November 2018. Video available here

‘Coral: or, a fragile enigma brings lessons from the shallows’ with Ellen Clarke Lecture 14 in the History and Philosophy of Science in 20 objects public lecture series at the University of Leeds. April 2017.

 
 

Radio

In 2019, David Rutledge and I chatted about Bergson's Philosophy of life on ABC's The Philosopher's Zone

 
 

Academic Invited Talks

  • ‘How Bergson Helped 20th-Century Biologists Get Creative About Evolution’, University Of Melbourne, June 2019

  • ‘French Naturalistes vs Darwinian Specialists: Albert Vandel and Pierre-Paul Grasse's "True" Synthesis’, for the ‘Imagining the Darwinian Revolution: The Place of History in Science’ workshop, University of Queensland, Brisbane, June 2019

  • 'How Bergson Helped 20th-Century Biologists Get Creative About Evolution’ for the ‘Bergson's Radical Challenge to the Life Sciences’ Symposium, Trinity College, Oxford, February 2019

  • 'Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Palaeontology, Theology and the Meaning of Life' for the Religion and Public Life Research weekly Seminar at Rice University, Houston, Texas. January 2017

  • 'Arthur D. Darbishire's Bergsonian Biology' for the University of Manchester CHSTM Lunchtime Seminar. April 2016

 

Academic Conference Papers

  • ‘Creative Evolution and Natural Selection: Darwinian and Anti-Darwinian Bergsonians’, for the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences of Biology, University of Oslo, July 2019

                                           

  • ‘Bergson Among the Biologists’, for the British Society for the History of Philosophy Conference, King's College London, April 2019

  • ‘The Reception of Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution in French and British Biology’, Brown Bag Lunch Seminar, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, October 2018


  • ‘French Naturalists vs Darwinian Specialists: Albert Vandel and Pierre-Paul Grassé’s ‘True’ Synthesis' for the European Society for the History of Science Conference, UCL, London, September 2018


  • ‘Henri Bergson’s Biological Theory of Knowledge’ for the History of the Philosophy of Science annual conference, University of Groningen, July 2018


  • ‘Why did Bergson Matter for so Many Biologists?’, for the History of Biology Mini Symposium, University of Leeds, May 2018


  • ‘The Reception of Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution in French and British Biology’, for the PRHS Work in Progress Seminar, University of Leeds, April 2018


  • ‘Creative Evolution: Bringing Bergson Back into the Modern Synthesis’, for the HSS annual conference in Toronto. November 2017


  • ‘Realism Evolving: Bergson’s Biological Theory of Knowledge’, for the University of Leeds Get Real! Realism as a goal for the sciences and for HPS conference. September 2017


  • ‘Creative Evolution: Bringing Bergson Back into the Modern Synthesis’, for the BSHS annual conference in York. July 2017


  • 'Lamarckian Power Politics: The Case of Pierre-Paul Grassé (1895-1985)', for the BSHS postgraduate conference, Florence. April 2017


  • 'Biologie bergsonienne en théorie et en pratique: le cas de Julian Huxley' for the Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques Journées Jeunes Chercheurs. November 2016


  • 'Julian Huxley as a Bergsonian Biologist', for the HSTM Network Conference at Dublin City University. November 2016


  • 'Why Bergson matters for the History of Science" PRHS Work in Progress Seminar, University of Leeds. November 2016


  • 'Bergson Among the Biologists: Why Bergson Matters for the History of Science', for the Henri Bergson: Thinking Life. Anglo-French Perspectives Symposium at the University of Oxford. November 2016


  • 'Lamarckian Power Politics: The Case of Pierre-Paul Grassé (1895-1985)', for the 7th ESHS conference in Prague. September 2016


  • 'Bergsonian Biology in Theory and in Practice: A New Interpretation of the Early Career of Julian Huxley', for the University of Leeds Postgraduate workshop in the History and Philosophy of Biology, Medicine and the Human Sciences. June 2016


  • 'The Metaphysical Neo-Lamarckisms of Albert Vandel (1894-1980) and Pierre-Paul Grassé (1895-1985)' for the BSHS Postgraduate Conference. January 2016

 

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