Resources

Transitions in Agency/Individuality

Newman, S.A. (2016). "’Biogeneric’ developmental processes: drivers of major transitions in animal evolution." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 371(1701). https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0443.

Moreno, A. (2007). “A systemic approach to the origin of biological organization.” In Systems Biology: Philosophical Foundations. Edited by F.C. Boogerd, F.J. Bruggeman, J.S. Hofmeyr and H.V. Westerhoff. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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.

Michod, R.E. and Roze, D. (2001). “Cooperation and conflict in the evolution of multicellularity.” Heredity 86:1–7.

Godfrey-Smith, P. (2012). “Darwinian individuals.” In From Groups to Individuals: New Perspectives on Biological Associations and Emerging Individuality.” Edited by F. Bouchard and P. Huneman. Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press.

Pepper, J.W. and Herron, M. (2008). “Does biology need an organism concept?” Biological Reviews 83:621–627.

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

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

Michod, R.E. (2007). “Evolution of individuality during the transition from unicellular to multicellular life.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, United States of America 104(suppl 1):8613–8618.

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

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

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.

Maynard Smith. J. and Szathmary, E. (1995). The Major Transitions in Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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