On 10 November, this half-day expert workshop will look at issues of biological identity.

What counts as an individual in the living world? What does it mean for a living thing to remain the same through time, while constantly changing?

This half-day expert workshop on 10 November will consider these questions with reference to Thomas Pradeu’s book The Limits of the Self: Immunology and Biological Identity, winner of the 2015 Lakatos Award. It accompanies the Lakatos Award lecture on 9 November and is followed by an Expert Workshop on Brian Epstein’s The Ant Trap.



10:00–10:30 Thomas Pradeu (CNRS & Université de Bordeaux): “Introducing The Limits of the Self: A Self-Critique” LAK.206
10:30–11:00 Tim Lewens (Cambridge): “Self, Non-Self, Many Selves, No Selves LAK.206
11:00–11:30 Coffee break LAK.206
11:30–12:00 Anne Sophie Meincke (Exeter): “On the Metaphysics of Living Boundaries” LAK.206
12:00–12:30 Philippe Huneman (IHPST, Paris): “The Limits of ‘Organisms'” LAK.206
12:30–13:00 Replies from Thomas, discussion and questions LAK.206

The workshop is free and open to all. The event is not ticketed, but please register to allow us to estimate numbers.





All talks take place at LSE in room 2.06 of the Lakatos Building (LAK). For further help finding your way, see the LSE Maps and Directions website, or the Lakatos building special needs access guide via DisabledGo.


LSE offers convenience childcare services near campus. Visit the LSE Nursery Homepage for more information and to apply.