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Paul Griffiths

Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney

Paul Griffiths is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney and works primarily in the Philosophy of Science and more particularly Philosophy of Biology.

He received a B.A. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Australian National University in 1989 under the supervision of Kim Sterelny. He taught previously at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Queensland and the University of Otago. He spends part of each year at the University of Exeter in the Egenis: the Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences. Griffiths is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Together with Russell Gray, Griffiths developed a theoretical perspective on biological development, heredity, and evolution known as developmental systems theory (DST).

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