Public Event



The roundtable took place on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018.


Some questions we were addressing: Are the laws of evolution applicable outside of biology? Do human societies and cultural systems develop like organisms do? What is the difference between a theory of cultual evolution and Social Darwinism?


  • Talk of Daniel Dennett

    The renowned philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett spoke about Tools Making Tools: the recursive de-Darwinization of human culture.
    Please find the video in our keynote repository.

  • Roundtable

    Afterwards there was a roundtable with public discussion on questions concerning the conflicting relation between the Theory of Cultural Evolution and Social Darwinism.

    Presentation & Introduction of the Debaters: