Recent & Upcoming Presentations

August 2017 – Design Principles for Evolvability Workshop, ANU. Title: TBA (invited presentation).

August 2017 – Philosophy of Biology at Dolphin Beach Workshop, Moruya NSW. Title: TBA (invited presentation).

April 5th, 2017 – Presentation of paper at the University of Wollongong Philosophy Research Seminar Series. Title: TBA. (invited presentation).

September, 2016 – Presentation of paper at the Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, Canberra. Title “Getting Real About Evolutionary Plausibility”. (invited keynote presentation)

September, 2016 – Presentation of paper at ANU School of Philosophy Departmental Seminar Series. Title: “Generating Benefit: Social Learning and the Other Cooperation Problem” (invited presentation).

August, 2016 – Presentation of paper at Social Cognition and Cultural Evolution Workshop, The Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE) and the ARC Centre for Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) at Macquarie University. Title: “Going One Step Further: Extending Heyes’ Account of Mindreading” (invited presentation).

August, 2015 – Presentation of paper at Philosophy and Practice of Modelling Workshop, University of Sydney. Title: “The impact of reciprocal causation on modelling practice in behavioural ecology” (invited presentation)

July, 2015 – Presentation of paper at the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology Bi-Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, Title  “What the Crow Cannot Do: Assessing the “Signature-Testing” Approach to Comparative Psychology”.

June, 2015 – Presentation of paper at “Inheritance and Cooperation” conference, Balliol College, Oxford. Title: “Generating benefit: Social learning and the other cooperation problem” (invited presentation).

May, 2015 – Presentation of paper at University of Sydney, History and Philosophy of Science Departmental Seminar, TItle: Three Kinds of (Evolutionary) Structuralism (invited presentation)

March, 2015 – Presentation of paper at University of Sydney Philosophy Current Projects Seminar Series, Title: Social learning, groups and the generation of benefit (invited presentation)

March, 2015 – Presentation of paper at Melbourne University, History and Philosophy of Science Seminar, Title:  Just-So Stories and Parsimony: Evolutionary Plausibility As Desiderata in Cognitive Science (invited presentation)

March, 2015 – Presentation of paper at Melbourne University Philosophy Departmental Seminar, Title: What can (and can’t) animal minds tell us about our own? (invited presentation)

March, 2015 – Presentation of paper at Macquarie University Lunchtime Seminar Series, Title: What can (and can’t) animal minds tell us about our own? (invited presentation)

February, 2015 – Presentation of paper at “Understanding Complex Animal Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Workshop”Macquarie University Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics. Title of paper: “Assessing the prospects of the bottom-up approach to comparative psychology.”

November, 2014 – Presentation of paper at Australian National University School of Philosophy Thursday Seminar, Canberra. Title of paper: “Critiquing the Argument from Animals: A Reply to the Nativist Challenge.” (invited presentation)

December, 2014 – Presentation of paper at Australasian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, Monash University. Title of paper: “Critiquing the Argument from Animals: A Reply to the Nativist Challenge.”

August, 2014 – Presentation at Kevin Laland workshop at Macquarie University Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics. Title of paper:  “Impossible Cultures? Exploring the Applicability of Evo-Devo to Cultural Evolution.” (invited presentation)

July, 2014 – Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Title of paper: “Just-So Stories and Parsimony: Evolutionary Plausibility As Desiderata in Cognitive Science.”

June, 2014 – Presentation for the Abhoueif Evolutionary Developmental Biology Lab Group, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Title of paper: “Three Kinds of (Evolutionary) Structuralism.” (invited presentation)

June, 2014 – Society for Philosophy and Psychology Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. Presentation part of an invited symposium on the topic: “New Perspectives on Nativism and Empiricism” with Eric Margolis and Alison Gopnik. Title of paper: “Responding to the Nativist Challenge: A Critique of the Argument from Animals.” (invited presentation)

May, 2014 – Philosophy of Biology at Madison (POBAM) Workshop, University of Madison-Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Title of paper: “Three Kinds of (Evolutionary) Structuralism.” (refereed presentation)

May, 2014 – Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University, London, Canada. Title of Paper: “Responding to the Nativist Challenge: A Critique of the Argument from Animals.” (invited presentation)

May, 2104 – UPenn HPS Working Group Workshop, Philadelphia, USA. Title of Paper: “Evolutionary Plausibility as a Desiderata in Theory Choice in Cognitive Science.” (invited presentation)

May, 2014 – Leading meeting of GTA Animal Cognition Group, Toronto, Canada. Topic: “Evo-devo and the Evolution of Behaviour.” (invited presentation)

April, 2014 – Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Klosterneuburg, Austria. Title of paper: “Impossible Cultures? Exploring the Applicability of Evo-Devo to Cultural Evolution.” (invited presentation)

April, 2014 – Inter University Centre Dubrovnik Philosophy of Science Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Title of paper: “Getting Serious About Evolutionary Plausibility In Cognitive Science.” (invited presentation)

November, 2013 – PGSA Colloquium Series, Western University, London, Canada. Title: “Three Kinds of Structuralism.”

August, 2013 – 7th Philosophy of Biology at Dolphin Beach Workshop, Moruya, Australia. Title: “Three Kinds of Structuralism.” (invited presentation)

July, 2013 – International Society for the History Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology Meeting, Montpellier, France. Title: “Simple Learning Systems and Evolvability: Why Culture Isn’t All That Matters.”

July, 2013 – International Society for the History Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology Meeting, Montpellier, France. Commentary on Ferrario and Di Paolo ” As Far As I Know: Social Learning and Available Information.” (invited presentation)

July, 2013 – British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Conference, Exeter, UK. Title: “Learning and The Evolution of Evolvability.”