Publications

Ancient and Early Modern Natural Philosophy

Lennox, J.G. (2001b). Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origin of Life Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lennox, J.G. (2019). “Aristotle’s biology.” In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2019 Edition), Edited by E.N. Zalta: https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2019/entries/aristotle-biology/. 

Lennox, J.G. and Kampourakis, K. (2013). “Biological teleology: the need for history.” In The Philosophy of Biology: A Companion for Educators. Edited by K. Kampourakis. Springer Dordrecht.

Lennox, James G. (2003). Aristotle: On the Parts of Animals. Philosophical Quarterly 53 (213):607-609.

Lennox, L.G. (2017). “William Harvey: enigmatic Aristotelian of the seventeenth century.” In Teleology in the Ancient World: Philosophical and Medical Approaches. Edited by J. Rocca. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Leunissen, M. (2010). Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle’s Science of Nature. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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.

Oderberg, D. S. (2021). Restoring the Hierarchy of Being. In W. M. R. Simpson, R. C. Koons, & J. Orr, Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics and the Theology of Nature (1st ed., pp. 94–124). Routledge.

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.

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

Smith, J.E.H. (2011). Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Smith, J.E.H., ed. (2006). The Problem of Animal Generation in Early Modern Philosophy. 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.

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

Causation in Development and Evolution

Bourrat, P. (2022). Unifying heritability in evolutionary theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 91, 201–210.

Bolotin, E., Melamed, D., & Livnat, A. (2021). Genes used together are more likely to be fused together in evolution by mutational mechanisms: A bioinformatic test of the used-fused hypothesis [Preprint]. Evolutionary Biology.

Boyle, R. A., & Lenton, T. M. (2022). The evolution of biogeochemical recycling by persistence-based selection. Communications Earth & Environment, 3(1), 46.

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.

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.

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

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. and J. Jaeger. (2020). Genetic causation in complex regulatory systems: an integrative dynamical perspective.” Bioessays 42:6.https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.201900226.