Publications

Agency and Autonomy

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.

Russell, E.S. (1945). The Directiveness of Organic Activities. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.

Scott-Phillips, T.C., K.N. Laland, D.M. Shuker, T.E. Dickins and S.A. West. (2014). "The niche construction perspective: a critical appraisal." Evolution 68(5):1231–1243.

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.202100185.

Sultan, S., Moczek, A. and Walsh, D. (2021). “What can we learn from a biological agency perspective?” BioEssays 44: https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.202100185.

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

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

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.

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.