Ancient and Early Modern Natural Philosophy

Mensch, J. (2013). Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Moss, L. & Newman, S. A. (2015). "The grassblade beyond Newton: the pragmatizing of Kant for evolutionary-developmental biology." Lebenswelt: Aesthetics and philosophy of experience.

Oderberg, D. S. (2021). Restoring the Hierarchy of Being. In W. M. R. Simpson, R. C. Koons, & J. Orr, Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics and the Theology of Nature (1st ed., pp. 94–124). Routledge.

Richards, R.J. (2000). "Kant and Blumenbach on the Bildungstrieb: a historical misunderstanding." Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31:11-32.

Rocca, J. (ed.) (2017). Teleology in the Ancient World: Philosophical and Medical Approaches. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Schiefsky, M.J. (2007). Galen's teleology and functional explanation. In Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 33, ed. D. Sedley, 369–400. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Smith, J.E.H. (2011). Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Smith, J.E.H., ed. (2006). The Problem of Animal Generation in Early Modern Philosophy. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Zammito, J. (2006). “Teleology then and now: The question of Kant’s relevance for contemporary controversies over function in biology.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 37(4):748–770.

Zammito, J. (2018). The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Causation in Development and Evolution

Bourrat, P. (2022). Unifying heritability in evolutionary theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 91, 201–210.

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

Bolnick, D. I., Hund, A. K., Nosil, P., Peng, F., Ravinet, M., Stankowski, S., Subramanian, S., Wolf, J. B. W., & Yukilevich, R. (2023). A multivariate view of the speciation continuum. 77(1).

Bolotin, E., Melamed, D., & Livnat, A. (2021). Genes used together are more likely to be fused together in evolution by mutational mechanisms: A bioinformatic test of the used-fused hypothesis [Preprint]. Evolutionary Biology.

Bolotin, E., Melamed, D., & Livnat, A. (2022). Genes that are Used Together are More Likely to be Fused Together in Evolution by Mutational Mechanisms: A Bioinformatic Test of the Used-Fused Hypothesis. Evolutionary Biology.

Bourrat, P. (2022). A New Set of Criteria for Units of Selection. Biological Theory.

Bourrat, P., & Charbonneau, M. (2022). Grains of Description in Biological and Cultural Transmission. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 22(3–4), 185–202.

Boyle, R. A., & Lenton, T. M. (2022). The evolution of biogeochemical recycling by persistence-based selection. Communications Earth & Environment, 3(1), 46.

Brun‐Usan, M., Zimm, R., & Uller, T. (2022). Beyond genotype‐phenotype maps: Toward a phenotype‐centered perspective on evolution. BioEssays, 2100225.

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.

Dawkins, R. (1976).The Selfish Gene.Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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

DiFrisco, J. (n.d.). Body Plan Identity: A Mechanistic Model. Evolutionary Biology, 1

DiFrisco, J. and J. Jaeger. (2019). “Beyond networks: mechanism and process in evo-devo.” Biology and Philosophy 34:54.

DiFrisco, J. and J. Jaeger. (2020). Genetic causation in complex regulatory systems: an integrative dynamical perspective.” Bioessays 42:6.