In this video, Eleanor spoke with Samir Okasha, Professor of Philosophy of Science at University of Bristol. Samir has interests in the 'levels of selection' question in evolutionary biology, and the related issue of individual versus group conflicts of interest. Here, they discuss these interests and the broader role that philosophy of biology plays.
Samir Okasha is a professor of the philosophy of science whose work focuses on evolutionary theory and the philosophy of biology. He’s a fellow of the British Academy, and the author of several interesting and very accessible books on philosophy and science, including Agents and Goals in Evolution, and an introductory book to the philosophy of biology.
In this conversation, Samir and Matthew explore several topics at the intersection of science and philosophy, including: