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Karim Baraghith

Research areas
  • Areas of Specialization
    • Generalized Theory of Evolution: Emergence and Development of Signaling Systems and Language
    • Evolutionary Game Theory: Conventionality via Coordination Games
    • Cultural Evolution
  • Ares of Competence
    • Philosophy of Biology
    • Philosophy of Physics
    • Philosophy of Mind
Appointments & Education
  • Appointments
    • Since 2017: research fellow at the chair for theoretical philosophy & Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf 
    • 2016: research assistant at the chair for theoretical philosophy & Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf
  • Education
    • Since 2016: Doctoral student with Prof. Gerhard Schurz, research about generalized theory of evolution
    • 2008-2013: Study of philosophy, history and biology at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, Mainz (Staatsexamen LaG, equivalent to Master of Education)
  • Baraghith, K. (forthc.): Phylogenetic Reconstruction of the Cultural Evolution of Electronic Music via Dynamic Community Detection (1975-1999), Evolution and Human Behavior / ELSEVIER, (together with M. Youngblood & P. Savage).
  • Baraghith, K. & Feldbacher-Escamilla, C. (2021): The Many Faces of Generalizing the Theory of Evolution, in: American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, Issue 1, 35-49.
  • Baraghith, K. (2020): Investigating Populations in Generalized Darwinism, in: Biology and Philosophy 35/19.
  • Baraghith, K. & Feldbacher-Escamilla, C. (2020): Cultural Inheritance in Generalized Darwinism, in: Philosophy of Science 87, 1-25.
  • Baraghith, K. (2019): Die Evolution der Kohäsion - Buchrezension zu: Meißelbach, C., "Die Evolution der Kohäsion. Sozialkapital und die Natur des Menschen", Wiesbaden: Springer 2019, in: Philosophisches Jahrbuch 126/2.
  • Baraghith, K. (2019): Emergence of Public Meaning from a Teleosemantic and Game Theoretical Perspective, in: Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy, Volume 33, Issue 1 (2019).
  • Baraghith, K. (2017): Report on the 6th Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA17), in: Kriterion, Volume 31, Issue 3 (2017).
  • Baraghith, K. (2015): Kulturelle Evolution und die Rolle von Memen: ein Mehrebenenmodell. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. (amazon)
  • 01/2021: The Many Faces of Generalizing the Theory of Cultural Evolution, ZOOM workshop: 'Thinking about the Cultural Evolution of Thinking', Duesseldorf (GER); http://dclps.phil.hhu.de/tacet/baraghith-feldbacher-escamilla/
  • 7/2019: Cultural Evolution within the Framework of the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, international society for the history, philosophy and social studies of biology (ispssb) meeting, Oslo (Norway)
  • 04/2019: Generalized Darwinism revisited: how a new synthesis changes our view on cultural evolution, Conference: https://evolutionevolving.org/ Cambridge (UK)
  • 10/2018: The Causal Interactionist Population Concept in Generalized Darwinian Systems, 5th European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS), KLI-Klosterneuburg, Austria.
  • 06/2018: Linking Micro- and Macrolevel Models of the Cultural Evolution of Language: From Graph Theory to Game Theory, Conference: Applications in Cultural Evolution, Tartu (Estland)
  • 01/2018 (with Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla): Sucess based Inheritance in Cultural Evolution, Conference: The Generalized Theory of Evolution, Duesseldorf (Ger)
  • 09/2017: The Problem of Speciation in The Cultural Evolution of Signaling Systems, EPSA 2017, Exeter (UK)
  • 07/2016: Emergence of Public Meaning from a Generalized Evolutionary and Game Theoretical Perspective, SOPhia 2016, Salzburg (Österreich)
  • 03/2015: Das Mehrebenenmodell der verallgemeinerten Evolutionstheorie, MVE-Jahrestagung, Nürnberg

University of Illinois Press Podcast Series: Karim Baraghith, Daniel Dennett, Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla, and Corina Stroessner / American Philosophical Quarterly: https://soundcloud.com/user-51125656


  • Philosophie der Physik (WiSe 2019/2020)
  • Philosophy of Social Sciences (WiSe 2018/2018)
  • Evolution in Natur und Kultur (SS 2018)
  • Millikan and her Critics (WiSe 2017/2018)
  • Philosophy of Biology (SS 2017) (together with Corina Strößner)
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