Agency and Autonomy

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

Sultan, S. E., Moczek, A. P., & Walsh, D. (2022). Bridging the explanatory gaps: What can we learn from a biological agency perspective? BioEssays, 44(1), e2100185.

Sultan, S., Moczek, A. and Walsh, D. (2021). “What can we learn from a biological agency perspective?” BioEssays 44.

Szathmary, E. (2015). “Toward major transitions theory 2.0.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, United States of America 112:10104–10111.

Tantiwong, C., Dunster, J. L., Cavill, R., Tomlinson, M. G., Wierling, C., Heemskerk, J. W. M., & Gibbins, J. M. (2023). An agent-based approach for modelling and simulation of glycoprotein VI receptor diffusion, localisation and dimerisation in platelet lipid rafts. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 3906.

Turner, J.S. (2007).The Tinkerer’s Accomplice: How Design Emerges from Life Itself. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Uller, T. (2023). Agency, Goal Orientation, and Evolutionary Explanations. Evolution "On Purpose": Teleonomy in Living Systems. MIT Press.

Uller, T. and H. Helanterä. (2019). “Niche construction and conceptual change in evolutionary biology. The British Journal for Philosophy of Science 70:351–375.

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

W. Schulz, A., & Robins, S. (2022). Episodic Memory, Simulated Future Planning, and their Evolution. Review of Philosophy and Psychology.

Walsh, D. (2015). Organisms, Agency and Evolution. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.

Walsh, D. (2022). Environment as Abstraction. Biological Theory, 17(1), 68–79.

Walsh, D. M., & Rupik, G. (2023). The agential perspective: Countermapping the modern synthesis. Evolution & Development, ede.12448.

Weber, A. and Varela, F. (2002). “Life after Kant: natural purposes and the autopoietic foundations of biological individuality.” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 1:97–125.

Woodger, J.H. (1929). Biological Principles. London: K. Paul, Trench and Trubner.

Ancient and Early Modern Natural Philosophy

Austin, C. (2021). Form, Cause, and Explanation in Biology: A Neo-Aristotelian Perspective. In Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Formal Causation (1st ed.). Routledge.

Berryman, S. (2009). The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.

Breitenbach, A. (2006). “Mechanical explanation of nature and its limits in Kant’s Critique of judgment.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 37(4): 694–711.

Breitenbach, A. (2014). “Biological purposiveness and analogical reflection.” In Kant’s Theory of Biology. Edited by I. Goy and E. Watkins. De Gruyter,

Des Chene, D. (2001). Spirits and Clocks: Machine and Organism in Descartes. New York: Cornell University.

Gambarotto, A., & Mossio, M. (2022). Enactivism and the Hegelian Stance on Intrinsic Purposiveness. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

Gibson, S. (2015). Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? How Eighteenth-Century Science Disrupted the Natural Order. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Goy, I. (2014). “Epigenetic theories: Caspar Friedrich Wolff and Immanuel Kant.” In Kant’s Theory of Biology. Edited by I. Goy and E. Watkins. Berlin: De Gruyter, 43–60.

Johansen, T.J. (2020). “Plato’s teleology.” In Teleology. Edited by J.K. McDonough. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Johnson, M.R. (2005). Aristotle on Teleology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.