講者：邱千蕙（Visiting Scholar and Science Communicator, School of Biology, University of St. Andrews）
講題：Biological Individuality and the Case of Pregnancy
時間：2021.4.28 (Wed.) 15:10-17:00
Abstract: In this talk, I will first give an overview of debates in philosophy of biology on the identity, individuality, and individuation of biological individuals. We will then discuss the argumentative role of biological case studies in these debates (e.g., the types of problems they raise). The second part of the talk will focus on one such particular case: the individuality and individuation of pregnancy. How many individuals are involved in pregnancy? Why do we need to individuate them? I will analyze whether the case of pregnancy presents a unique type of problem for theories of biological individuality.