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Causation in Development and Evolution

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

Love, A.C., Grabowski, M., Houle, D., Hsiang Liow, L., Porto, A., Tsuboi, M., Voje, K.L. and Hunt, G. (2021). “Evolvability in the fossil record.” Paleobiology 1–24. Doi:10/1017/pab.2021.36.

Gould, S.J. and E. Vrba. (1982). “Exaptation--A Missing Term in the Science of Form.” Paleobiology 8(1):4–15.

Laland K.N., T. Uller T, M.W. Feldman, K. Sterelny K, G.B. Müller, A. Moczek A, E. Jablonka, and J. Odling-Smee. (2015). “The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions.” Proceedings of the Royal Society, Part B 282. 20151019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1019.

Dawkins, R. (1982). The Extended Phenotype: The Gene as the Unit of Selection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lynch, M. (2007). “The frailty of adaptive hypotheses for the origins of organismal complexity.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, United State of America 104 (Suppl 1):8597–8604.

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.

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.

Hull, D.L. (1980). “Individuality and selection.” Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 11: 311–332.

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.

Erickson, J.R. and K. Echeverri (2018). "Learning from regeneration research organisms: The circuitous road to scar free wound healing." Developmental Biology 433(2):144–154.

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.

Sultan, S.E. (2015). Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation. New York: Oxford University Press.

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

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

DiFrisco, J., Wagner, G. P., & Love, A. C. (2022). Reframing research on evolutionary novelty and co-option: Character identity mechanisms versus deep homology. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, S1084952122001033.

Newman, S. A. (2022). Self-organization in embryonic development: myth and reality. In Self-Organization as a New Paradigm in Evolutionary Biology: From Theory to Applied Cases in the Tree of Life” (p. 36).

Dawkins, R. (1976). The Selfish Gene. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gould, S.J. and R.C. Lewontin. (1979). “The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Part B: Biological Sciences 205:581–598

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.

Godfrey-Smith, P. (2001). “Three kinds of adaptationism.” In Adaptationism and Optimality. Edited by S.H. Orzack and E. Sober. New York: Cambridge University Press, 335–357.

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

Lloyd, E. (2001). “Units and levels of selection: an anatomy of the units of selection debates.” In Thinking About Evolution (Historical, Philosophical, and Political Perspectives, vol. 2). Edited by R.S. Singh, C.B. Krimbas, D.B. Paul, and J. Beatty, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Directionality 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.

Travassos-Britto, B., Pardini, R., El-Hani, C. N., & Prado, P. I. (2021). A pragmatic approach for producing theoretical syntheses in ecology. PLoS ONE, 16(12 December). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261173.