Kopsieker, Stephan
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Stephan Kopsieker

 

 

Raum: Gebäude X, A4-100
Telefon: 106 4605
Email: stephan.kopsieker@uni-bielefeld.de

 

 

 

Fields of interest

Philosophy of Science in general, Science Studies, Philosophy and History of Biology, and a special interest in questions and problems on the topic of the evolution of cognition and culture.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2016

PhD in Philosophy (Bielefeld University)

Thesis: "Modularity and Plasticity in Biological Systems - A Mechanistic Perspective".

 

2011

M.A. History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science (Bielefeld University)

Thesis: Can Environmental Complexity explain the Evolution of Cognition?

 

2008

B.A. Philosophy and Sociology (Bielefeld University)

Thesis: Adaptationism and Evo-Devo: Should we abandon the Idea of Natural Selection?

 

Teaching and research experience

2016: Lectureship for Logik II

2014 – 2015: Teaching assistant at the Department for Philosophy at Bielefeld University

2012: Lectureship for B.A./ M.A. seminar Adaptation

2011 – 2012: Scientific assistant with Maria Kronfeldner (Bielefeld University)

2010 – 2011: Teaching assistant at the Department for Philosophy at Bielefeld University

2010: Student assistant at the Department for Philosophy at Bielefeld University

 

Presentations and talks

2015

Modularität und Plastizität im Gehirn: Ein problematisches Verhältnis?. I2SoS-Kolloquium, December 1, Bielefeld University, Germany.

2013

Making Sense of the Distinction between Functional and Structural Modularity. KLI Brown Bag Discussion, October 10, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria.

Making Sense of the Distinction between Functional and Structural Modularity. GWP.2013 "How Much Philosophy in the Philosophy of Science?", March 11-14, University of Hannover, Germany.

Modularity and Plasticity in the Immune System. Graduate Workshop SAPHIR "Systematic Analytic Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Research", February 25-27, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

2012

The Concept of Modularity as a Tool for Dealing with Biological Complexity. Second RUB-Workshop for History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences "Philosophical Challenges of modern Biology", October 29, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

Comment on Werner Callebaut "Multiscale Modeling". European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences "In Vivo, ex Vivo, in Vitro, in Silico - Models in the Life Sciences", September 10-14, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.

2011

Extending Adaptationism. Meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, July 10-15, University of Salt Lake City, USA.

 

Publications

"Adaption", "biologische Information", contributions for the volume ‘Sprachphilosophie’ (edited by Christoph Demmerling and Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer) of the dictionary ‘Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft’, de Gruyter.

 

Other

2010 - 2012: Assistance in the project "Handwerk Philosophie"

2010 - 2015: Member and organizer of the Biolosophy Interdisciplinary Discussion-Group (Bielefeld University)

 


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