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Name Professor Samir Okasha
Job title Professor of Philosophy of Science
Department Department of Philosophy University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA, BPhil, DPhil(Oxon)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies British Society for the Philosophy of Science
European Society for the Philosophy of Science
International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology
US Philosophy of Science Association
Keywords philosophy
philosophy of science
philosophy of biology
evolutionary biology
evolutionary theory
Areas of expertise My primary areas of expertise are philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, with special emphasis on evolutionary theory.
I am also interested in epistemology and metaphysics, philosophy of mind/psychology, and decision and game theory.

I am the author of two books: Evolution and the Levels of Selection, OUP 2006, and Philosophy of Science: a very short introduction, OUP 2002.

My current research focuses on the relationship between evolutionary theory and rational choice theory, with special reference to the problem of co-operation.
Languages (other than English)
Spanish spoken    written
Media experience Interviews for local radio, and for a video production company.