Christophe Malaterre

Professor, Département de philosophie, Université de Montréal
Chair Holder, Chaire de recherche du Canada en philosophie des sciences de la vie

I teach and do research in philosophy of science and philosophy of biology at UQAM (Montréal, Canada) where I am also Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of the Life Sciences. My interests include questions on reductionism, emergence, explanation and (downward) causation, especially in the context of biological (hence complex) systems. I am particularly interested in the "gap" that parts living from non-living matter, hence my current work on the notion of chemical evolution and its articulation with biological evolution (natural selection). I also investigate the pervasive explanatory role of "evolution" across sciences (from chemical to social sciences).  I have a PhD in philosophy at the Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne (France), and a scientific education from Ecole Centrale de Paris (France) and MIT (USA).

Updated 9 May 2019 at 11 h 59 min.
Conferences

Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts

22 March 2018 • 15h 17hPhilosophy seminar room #927, 9th floor, Leacock building, McGill University Christophe Malaterre
Colloquia and Congress

The Biology of Behaviour. Explanatory Pluralism Across the Life Sciences

10 May 2018 11 May 2018UQAM, Pavillon Thérèse-Casgrain (W), salle W-5215 Christophe Malaterre / Eric Muszynski

Chairs, Laboratories, etc.

Conferences

Ethical and Epistemic Entanglements of Person-Centred Epidemiological Measures

14 March 2018 • 12h30 14hMcGill University, Institute for Health and Social Policy, Charles Meredith building, 1130 Pine Ave West Christophe Malaterre
Newspapers

La vie avant la vie

Actualités UQAM 13 December 2017 Christophe Malaterre
Conferences

Building Theories: Strategies not Blueprints

29 September 2017 • 15h00 17h00UQAM, salle W-5215 Christophe Malaterre
Launches

Launch of the Laboratoire international associé: ECIEB

19 May 2017 • 15h45 19h00Université de Montréal - 3744, rue Jean Brillant, Salle 107 (rez-de-chaussée) Christophe Malaterre / Frédéric Bouchard
Conferences

How interesting is critical naturalism?

12 May 2017 • 15h00 17h00UQAM, salle W-5215 Christophe Malaterre
Current events / Launches

Lancement du Réseau montréalais de philosophie des sciences

17 January 2017 Christophe Malaterre
Newspapers

Philosophie et sciences de la vie: une nouvelle Chaire du Canada à l’UQAM

Le Devoir 5 November 2016 Christophe Malaterre
Workshops / Colloquia and Congress

Biodiversité fonctionnelle : problèmes conceptuels

9 November 2016 • 9h00-17h00 10 November 2016 • 8h45-13h30UQAM, W-5215 Antoine C. Dussault / Christophe Malaterre / Frédéric Bouchard / Sophia Rousseau-Mermans
Newspapers

La philosophie est-elle soluble dans la science ?

Agence Science-Presse 12 October 2016 Christophe Malaterre
Conferences

Table ronde « Naturaliser en science »

21 September 2016 • 15h 16hUQAM, W-5215 Christophe Malaterre / François Claveau / Frédéric Bouchard / Luc Faucher / Vincent Guillin

Conceptual and social transformations of disciplines

Book chapters

The (in)determinism of biological evolution; where does the stochastic character of evolutionary theory come from?

2015 Christophe Malaterre Axis 5 | Conceptual transformations and social disciplines
Colloquia and Congress

Congrès de l’International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)

5 July 2015 10 July 2015 Charbonneau, Mathieu / Christophe Malaterre / Eric Muszynski / Frédéric Bouchard / Pierre-Olivier Méthot
Conventions acts with reading commitee

Chemical evolution and life

2015 Christophe Malaterre
Conferences

Organismes, superorganismes et écosystèmes. Comment la philosophie peut-elle aider à comprendre l’individualité biologique

27 November 2014 • 14h00 16h00UdeM, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Salle C-3061 Christophe Malaterre / Frédéric Bouchard / Pierre-Olivier Méthot