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Paulo Abrantes
University of Brasilia
Academic Year 1994-95

August 2010
Paulo organized a collection of papers in the philosophy of biology written by various Latin American philosophers and biologists (coming out in September 2010). This collection spans the main topics that are being currently pursued in the philosophy of biology. It will be published initially in Portuguese (a Spanish version is under consideration). Paulo co-authored a paper on Richerson and Boyd’s dual inheritance theory of human evolution. The preliminary results of this research was presented in the 2008 Fellows' Conference, and the 2007 and the 2009 ISHPSSB Conferences, among others.
This collection is the output of a group of Latin American philosophers of biology that was created in 2006. Those interested in the activities of the group may refer to the blog: http://grupodebogota.wordpress.com/

Paulo will be publishing two other papers forthcoming in 2010:
- "The philosophical image of human agency and the evolution in the hominid lineage" (in Spanish).
- “Methodological issues in the dual inheritance account of human evolution”(in English).
Paulo also co-authored a paper published in 2009:
Abrantes, P.; El-Hani, C. "Gould, Hull and the individuation of scientific theories". Foundations of Science, v. 14, n. 4, p. 295-313, novembro, 2009.

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