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Faculty Research Forum: Debra Journet, English

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Faculty Research Forum is a venue where colleagues try out or report on their scholarly or creative work to interdisciplinary audiences.

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  • Social Event
When Sep 20, 2013
from 03:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Where Bingham Humanities Bldg. Room 300
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Contact Phone 502-852-8977
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In this presentation, Debra Journet will draw on Burke’s discussion of the transformative potential offered by ambiguities of motive in evolutionary biology as they play out in what is sometimes called the “levels of selection debate,” a project in evolutionary biology that tries to answer the question of who or what is the real agent of evolutionary change. Using Burke’s Pentad, she will briefly examine work by W.D. Hamilton, George Williams, and Richard Dawkins in order to locate the ambiguous ways in which attributions of agent and agency are distributed between the gene and the organism.

Faculty Research Forum is a venue where colleagues try out or report on their scholarly or creative work to interdisciplinary audiences. Commonly FRF meets once a month on Friday at 3:30, following the Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly, almost always in Bingham Humanities Room 300. It includes a presentation followed by a lively Q&A, fueled by various sorts of refreshments.

Faculty Research Forum, an ongoing project of the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society (CCHS), offers research-based talks for an interdisciplinary audience by UofL faculty and occasional guests.

Faculty Research Forums are open to all: faculty, students, staff, and the public.

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