Publications

Adaptation and Adaptationism

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. (1989). “Teleology in biology: is it a cause for concern?” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 4(2): 51 - 54.

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

Simpson, G.G. (1958). “The study of evolution.” InBehavior and Evolution.Edited by A. Roe and G.G. Simpson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 7–26.

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

Takacs, P., & Bourrat, P. (2022). The arithmetic mean of what? A Cautionary Tale about the Use of the Geometric Mean as a Measure of Fitness. Biology & Philosophy, 37(2), 12.

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

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

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

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

Agency and Autonomy

Ågren, A. J. (2021). Why the selfish genes metaphor remains a powerful thinking tool | Aeon Essays. Aeon.

Arnellos, A., & Moreno, A. (2022). Cognitive functions are not reducible to biological ones: the case of minimal visual perception. Biology & Philosophy, 37(4), 35.

Barandiaran, X., E. Di Paolo, and M. Rohde. (2009). “Defining agency. Individuality, normativity, asymmetry and spatio-temporality in action.” Adaptive Behavior 17(5):367–386.

Beckner, M. (1968).The Biological Way of Thought. Berkeley and Los Angeles: The University of California Press.

Bich, L., & Bechtel, W. (2022). Control mechanisms: Explaining the integration and versatility of biological organisms. Adaptive Behavior, 105971232210744.

Bich, L., & Bechtel, W. (2022). Organization needs organization: Understanding integrated control in living organisms. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 93, 96–106.

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.

Callebaut, W. G.B. Mueller, and S.A. Newman. (2007). “The organismic systems approach. Streamlining the naturalistic agenda.” In Integrating Evolution and Development: From Theory to Practice. Edited by R. Sansom and R.N. Brandon. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 25–92.

Camazine, S., J.-L. Deneubourg, N. R. Franks, J. Sneyd, G. Theraulaz and E. Bonabeau. (2001). Self-Organization in Biological Systems. Princeton: Princeton University 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.

Deacon, T. and Cashman, T. (2013). “Teleology versus mechanism in biology: beyond self-organization.” In Beyond Mechanism: New Frontiers in Biology and Evolutionary Theory. Edited by B. Henning and A. Scarfe. Lanham (MD): Lexington Books.

Depew, D.J. and B.H. Weber. (1995). Darwinism Evolving: Systems Dynamics and the Genealogy of Natural Selection. Cambridge (MA): MIT Press.

Desmond, H. (2022). Personhood, Welfare, and Enhancement. The American Journal of Bioethics, 22(9), 37–39.