Publications

Ancient and Early Modern Natural Philosophy

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.

Austin, C. (2021). Form, Cause, and Explanation in Biology: A Neo-Aristotelian Perspective. In Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Formal Causation (1st ed.). Routledge.

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.

Bolotin, E., Melamed, D., & Livnat, A. (2022). Genes that are Used Together are More Likely to be Fused Together in Evolution by Mutational Mechanisms: A Bioinformatic Test of the Used-Fused Hypothesis. Evolutionary Biology.

Bourrat, P. (2022). A New Set of Criteria for Units of Selection. Biological Theory.

Bourrat, P., & Charbonneau, M. (2022). Grains of Description in Biological and Cultural Transmission. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 22(3–4), 185–202.

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

Brun‐Usan, M., Zimm, R., & Uller, T. (2022). Beyond genotype‐phenotype maps: Toward a phenotype‐centered perspective on evolution. BioEssays, 2100225.

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.

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.

DiFrisco, J., Love, A. C., & Wagner, G. P. (2022). The hierarchical basis of serial homology and evolutionary novelty. Journal of Morphology, jmor.21531.

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.

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.

Feiner, N., Radersma, R., Vasquez, L., Ringnér, M., Nystedt, B., Raine, A., Tobi, E. W., Heijmans, B. T., & Uller, T. (2022). Environmentally induced DNA methylation is inherited across generations in an aquatic keystone species. IScience, 25(5), 104303.

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

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.

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