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Adaptation and Adaptationism

Rose, M.R. and Lauder, G.V. (1996). Adaptation. London: Academic Press.

Williams, G.C. (1966). Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Pittendrigh, C.S. (1958). "Adaptation, natural selection, and behavior.” In Behavior and Evolution. Edited by A. Roe and G.G. Simpson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 390–416.

Orzack, S.H. and E. Sober. (ed) (2001). Adaptationism and Optimality. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Okasha, S. (2018). Agents and Goals in Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mayr, E. (1961). “Cause and effect in biology.” Science 134:1501–1506.

Roy, R., Moreno, N., Brockman, S. A., Kostanecki, A., Zambre, A., Holl, C., Solhaug, E. M., Minami, A., Snell-Rood, E. C., Hampton, M., Bee, M. A., Chiari, Y., Hegeman, A. D., & Carter, C. J. (2022). Convergent evolution of a blood-red nectar pigment in vertebrate-pollinated flowers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(5), e2114420119.

Ruse, M. (2003). Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose? Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press.

Laland, K. (2018). Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Godfrey-Smith, P. (2009). Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chiu, L. (2019). “Decoupling, co-mingling and the evolutionary significance of experiential niche construction.” In Evolutionary Causation: Biological and Philosophical Reflections. Edited by T. Uller and K. Laland. Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11693.003.0015.

Wouters, A. (2007). “Design explanation: determining the constraints on what can be alive.” Erkenntnis 67:65–80.

Brun-Usan, M., Rago, A., Thies, C., Uller, T., & Watson, R. A. (2021). Development and selective grain make plasticity “take the lead” in adaptive evolution. BMC Ecology and Evolution, 21(1), 205.

Gurguis, C. I., & Duckworth, R. A. (2022). Dynamic Changes in Begging Signal Short-Term Information on Hunger and Need. The American Naturalist, 000–000.

Gurguis, C. I., & Duckworth, R. A. (2022). Dynamic Changes in Begging Signal Short-Term Information on Hunger and Need. The American Naturalist, 000–000.

Maynard Smith, J. (1982). Evolution and the Theory of Games. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.

Axelrod, R. (1984). The Evolution of Cooperation. New York: Basic Books.

Nowak, M. (2006). Evolutionary Dynamics: Exploring the Equations of Life. Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press.

Gould, S.J. and E. Vrba. (1982). “Exaptation--A Missing Term in the Science of Form.” Paleobiology 8(1):4–15.

Laland K.N., T. Uller T, M.W. Feldman, K. Sterelny K, G.B. Müller, A. Moczek A, E. Jablonka, and J. Odling-Smee. (2015). “The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions.” Proceedings of the Royal Society, Part B 282. 20151019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1019.

Dawkins, R. (1982). The Extended Phenotype: The Gene as the Unit of Selection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Takacs, P., & Bourrat, P. (2021). Fitness: static or dynamic? European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 11(4), 112.

Lynch, M. (2007). “The frailty of adaptive hypotheses for the origins of organismal complexity.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, United State of America 104 (Suppl 1):8597–8604.

Catania, K. (2020). Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution’s Mysteries Solved. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Deakin, W. J., Anderson, P. SL., den Boer, W., Smith, T. J., Hill, J. J., Rücklin, M., Donoghue, P. CJ., & Rayfield, E. J. (2022). Increasing morphological disparity and decreasing optimality for jaw speed and strength during the radiation of jawed vertebrates. Science Advances, 8(11), 13.