Models of agency and cooperation

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

O’Connor, C. (2019). The Origins of Unfairness: Social Categories and Cultural Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Oderberg, D. S. (2023). Who’s afraid of reverse mereological essentialism? Philosophical Studies.

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

Queller, D.C. and Strassman, J.E. (2009). “Beyond society: the evolution of organismality.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Part B: Biological Sciences 364:3143–3155.

Schulz, A. W. (2022). What’s the Point? A Presentist Social Functionalist Account of Institutional Purpose. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 52(1–2), 53–80.

Sterelny, K. and Calcott, B. (2011). The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited. Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press.

Su, Q., & Plotkin, J. B. (2022). Evolution of cooperation with asymmetric social interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(1), e2113468118.

Su, Q., McAvoy, A., & Plotkin, J. B. (2023). Strategy evolution on dynamic networks. Nature Computational Science, 3(9), 763–776.

Virenque, L., & Mossio, M. (2023). What is Agency? A View from Autonomy Theory. Biological Theory.

W. Schulz, A. (2022). Tools of the trade: the bio-cultural evolution of the human propensity to trade. Biology & Philosophy, 37(2), 8.

West, S.A., Fisher, R.M., Gardner, A. and Toby Kiers, E. (2015). “Major evolutionary transitions in individuality.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, United States of America 112:10112–10119.

Wilson, R. A. (2022). Why kinship is progeneratively constrained: Extending anthropology. Synthese, 200(2), 175.


De Simone, I., Baaten, C. C. F. M. J., Gibbins, J. M., Ten Cate, H., Heemskerk, J. W. M., Jones, C. I., & Van Der Meijden, P. E. J. (2023). Repeated platelet activation and the potential of previously activated platelets to contribute to thrombus formation. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 21(5), 1289–1306.

Gibbins, J. M. (2023). Adding fuel to the flames in preeclampsia: the platelet connection. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 21(7), 1750–1752.

Hou, J.-B., Hughes, N. C., Hopkins, M. J., & Shu, D. (2023). Gill function in an early arthropod and the widespread adoption of the countercurrent exchange mechanism. Royal Society Open Science, 10(8), 230341.

Mitchell, J. L., Little, G., Bye, A. P., Gaspar, R. S., Unsworth, A. J., Kriek, N., Sage, T., Stainer, A., Sangowawa, I., Morrow, G. B., Bastos, R. N., Shapiro, S., Desborough, M. J. R., Curry, N., Gibbins, J. M., Whyte, C. S., Mutch, N. J., & Jones, C. I. (2023). Platelet factor XIII-A regulates platelet function and promotes clot retraction and stability. Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 7(5), 100200.

Transitions in Agency/Individuality

Arora, G., Banerjee, M., Langthasa, J., Bhat, R., & Chatterjee, S. (2023). Targeting metabolic fluxes reverts metastatic transitions in ovarian cancer. IScience, 26(11), 108081.

Black, A.J., Bourrat, P. and Rainey, P.B. (2020). “Ecological scaffolding and the evolution of individuality.” Nature Ecology & Evolution 4:426–436.

Bourrat, P. (2019). “Evolutionary transitions in heritability and individuality.” Theory in Biosciences 138:305–323.

Bourrat, P. (2022). Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality by Endogenization of Scaffolded Properties. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 719118.

Bourrat, P. (2023). A coarse-graining account of individuality: how the emergence of individuals represents a summary of lower-level evolutionary processes. Biology & Philosophy, 38(4), 33.

Bourrat, P., Doulcier, G., Rose, C. J., Rainey, P. B., & Hammerschmidt, K. (2022). Tradeoff breaking as a model of evolutionary transitions in individuality and limits of the fitness-decoupling metaphor. ELife, 11, e73715.

Brooks, D. S., DiFrisco, J., & Wimsatt, W. C. (2021). Levels of Organization in the Biological Sciences. MIT Press.

Buss, L. (1987). The Evolution of Individuality. Princeton: Princeton University Press.