Publications

Agency and Autonomy

Kauffman, S. (2003). “Molecular autonomous agents.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Part A 361:1089–1099.

Kauffman, S., Logan, R.K., Este, R., Goebel, R., Hobill, D. and Shmulevich, I. (2008). “Propagating organization: an enquiry.” Biology & Philosophy 23:27–45.

Laland, K.N., J. Odling-Smee, and S.F. Gilbert. (2008). “EvoDevo and Niche Construction: Building Bridges.” Journal of Experimental Zoology 310B:549–566.

Lean, C. H. (2022). Authenticity and Autonomy in De-Extinction. Ethics, Policy & Environment, 25(2), 116–120.

Love, A. C., & Dresow, M. (2022). Organizing Interdisciplinary Research on Purpose. BioScience, 72(4), 321–323.

Lyon, P. (2006). “The biogenic approach to cognition.” Cognitive Processes 7:11–29.

Maturana, H. and Varela, F. (1972). Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living. Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, Vol. 42.

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

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

Militello, G., Bich, L., & Moreno, A. (2021). Functional Integration and Individuality in Prokaryotic Collective Organisations. Acta Biotheoretica, 69(3), 391–415.

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.

Mossio, M. and A. Moreno. (2015). Biological Autonomy. Springer Dordrecht.

Nanjundiah, V., Geeta, R., & Suslov, V. V. (2022). Revisiting N.I. Vavilov’s “The Law of Homologous Series in Variation” (1922). Biological Theory, s13752-022-00403–3.

Newman, S. A. (n.d.). Inherency and agency in the origin and evolution of biological functions. "Inherency and Agency in the Origin and Evolution of Biological Functions." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, blac109

Newman, S.A. (2012). "Physico-genetic determinants in the evolution of development." Science 338:217–219.

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.>

Newman, S.A. (2022). “Form, function, agency: sources of natural purpose in animal evolution.” In Evolution ‘on Purpose’: Teleonomy in Living Systems. Edited by P. Corning, D. Noble, J. Shapiro and R. Vane-Wright. Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press.

O’Malley, M.A. and Powell, R. (2016). “Major problems in evolutionary transitions: how a metabolic perspective can enrich our understanding of macroevolution.” Biology & Philosophy 31:159–189.

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

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

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.

Rosen, R. (1991). Life Itself: A Comprehensive Inquiry into the Nature, Origin and Fabrication of Life. New York: Columbia University Press.

Rosslenbroich (2014). On the Origin of Autonomy: A New Look at the Major Transitions in Evolution. Springer Dordrecht.

Rosslenbroich, B. (2009). “Outline of a concept for an organismic systems biology.” Seminars in Cancer Biology 21(3):156–164.