Resources

Ancient and Early Modern Natural Philosophy

Leunissen, M. (2010). Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle’s Science of Nature. 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.

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

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.

McLaughlin, P. (1990). Kant's Critique of Teleology in Biological Explanation. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

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

Breitenbach, A. (2006). “Mechanical explanation of nature and its limits in Kant’s Critique of judgment.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 37(4): 694–711.

Berryman, S. (2009). The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.

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

Des Chene, D. (2001). Spirits and Clocks: Machine and Organism in Descartes. New York: Cornell University.

Rocca, J. (ed.) (2017). Teleology in the Ancient World: Philosophical and Medical Approaches. 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.

Causation in Development and Evolution

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.

Hodsoll, J., Pickles, A., Bozicevic, L., Supraja, T. A., Hill, J., Chandra, P. S., & Sharp, H. (2022). A Comparison of Non-verbal Maternal Care of Male and Female Infants in India and the United Kingdom: The Parent-Infant Caregiving Touch Scale in Two Cultures. Frontiers in Psychology, 13.

DiFrisco, J. and J. Jaeger. (2019). “Beyond networks: mechanism and process in evo-devo.” Biology and Philosophy 34:54. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-019-9716-9.

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

Mayr, E. (1961). “Cause and effect in biology.” Science 134:1501–1506.

DiFrisco, J., A.C. Love, and G.P. Wagner. (2020). “Character-identity mechanisms: A conceptual model for comparative-mechanistic biology.” Biology & Philosophy 35:44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-020-09762-2.

Love, A. C., & Wagner, G. P. (2022). Co‐option of stress mechanisms in the origin of evolutionary novelties. Evolution, 76(3), 394–413.

Laland, K. (2018). Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Godfrey-Smith, P. (2009). Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11693.003.0015.

Gilbert, S.F. and D. Epel (2009). Ecological Developmental Biology: Integrating Epigenetics, Medicine, and Evolution. Sunderland: Sinauer.

Walsh, D. (2022). Environment as Abstraction. Biological Theory, 17(1), 68–79.

Goy, I. (2014). “Epigenetic theories: Caspar Friedrich Wolff and Immanuel Kant.” In Kant’s Theory of Biology. Edited by I. Goy and E. Watkins. Berlin: De Gruyter, 43–60.