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Samir Okasha

Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Samir Okasha FBA, is a Professor of Philosophy of Science at University of Bristol. He was appointed a Fellow of the British Academy in 2018.

Okasha is a winner of Lakatos Award for his book Evolution and the Levels of Selection. From 2008 to 2011, he was Principal Investigator on a major AHRC-funded research project, ‘Evolution, Cooperation and Rationality’, in collaboration with Professor Ken Binmore, which led to a series of publications and an edited volume Evolution and Rationality.

From 2011 to 2016, Okasha was Principal Investigator on a research project entitled ‘Darwinism and the Theory of Rational Choice’, funded by a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award. The aim of the project was to study connections, formal and conceptual, between Darwinian evolutionary theory and the theory of rationality. This culminated in a book, Agents and Goals in Evolution, published by OUP in 2018.

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