at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol,
Saturday November 24th 2007.
This one-day inter-disciplinary workshop will explore the problem of co-operation, from the standpoint of both evolutionary theory and traditional rational choice theory. Topics to be discussed include stability in evolutionary games, the evolution of morality, the role of emotions in securing co-operative equilibria, and the relation between inter and intra-specific co-operation.
Venue: Common Room, Department of Philosophy, 9 Woodland Road, Bristol
9.30am Jonathan Grose (Bristol) 'Emotions, Signaling and the Prisoner's Dilemma'
11.00am Ken Binmore (Bristol) 'Evolution and Mixed Strategies'
12.15 Lunch (own arrangements)
1.45 Samir Okasha (Bristol) 'On the Evolution of Co-operation Within and Between Species: one selective mechanism or two?'
3.00 Ellen Clarke (Bristol) 'Modular Organisms: their impact on the theory of natural selection'
4.30 Jason Alexander (LSE) 'From Each According to his Ability: the evolution of respect for needs'
For further information, please contact Samir.Okasha@bristol.ac.uk