Alex Aylward:

Aylward, A. (2018). Broadening Heredity. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 67, 36-40.


Lorenzo Baravalle:

Baravalle, L. and Vecchi, D. (forthcoming), “Drift as a Force of Evolution: A Manipulationist Account.” In: Baravalle, L. & Zaterka, L. (Eds.) Life and Evolution. Latin American Essays on the History and Philosophy of Biology (Dordrecht: Springer).

Baravalle, L. (2018), Evoluzione e Cultura. Roma: Carocci editore (ISBN: 978-88-430-9248-2).

Baravalle, L. and  Vecchi, D. (2016), “Beyond Blindness: On the Role of Organism and Environment in Trial Generation.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 60, pp. 25-34.

Vecchi, D. & Baravalle, L. (2015) A Soul of Truth in Thing Erroneous: Popper’s “Amateurish” Evolutionary Philosophy in Light of Contemporary Biology. History and Philosophy of Life Sciences, vol. 36, n.4, p. 525-45.


Richard Bellon:

Bellon, R. (2015). A Sincere and Teachable Heart: Self-Denying Virtue in British Intellectual Life, 1736-1859. Brill.

Bellon, R. (2014). “There is Grandeur in This View of Newton: Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Victorian Conceptions of Scientific Virtue.” Endeavour 38: 222-34.

Bellon, R. (2011). “Inspiration in the Harness of Daily Labor: Darwin, Botany and the Triumph of Evolution, 1859-1868.” Isis 102: 392-420. Winner of the 2013 Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize for excellence in a research article published in its journal Isis.

Bellon, R. (2009). “Charles Darwin Solves the ‘Riddle of the Flower’; or, Why Don’t Historians of Biology Know about the Birds and Bees?” History of Science 47: 373-406.

Bellon, R. (2006). “Joseph Hooker Takes a ‘Fixed Post’: Transmutation and the ‘Present Unsatisfactory State of Systematic Botany,’ 1844-60.”  Journal of the History of Biology 39: 1-39.


Joe Cain:

Cain, Joe. 2013. “Synthesis Period in Evolutionary Studies.” In Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought, The, edited by Michael Ruse, 282-292. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Meant to be a summary article. Overview.

Cain, Joe. 2009. “Ritual Patricide: Why Stephen Jay Gould Assassinated George Gaylord Simpson.” In The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology, edited by David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse, 346-363. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Beware scientists who are historians

Cain, Joe. 2009. “Rethinking the Synthesis Period in Evolutionary Studies.” Journal of the History of Biology 42 (4):621-648. Probably the core of my recent arguments about rethinking.

Cain, Joe. 2003. “A matter of perspective: multiple readings of George Gaylord Simpson’s Tempo and mode in evolution.”  Archives of natural history 30 (1):28-39. Perspective is key for resolving interpretative disputes. Recent POS calls this “pluralism”. I don’t think it’s the same.

Cain, Joe. 2002. “Co-opting colleagues: appropriating Dobzhansky’s 1936 lectures at Columbia.”  Journal of the history of biology 35:207-219. How did Dobzhansky get to write Genetics and the Origin of Species?


David Ceccarelli:

Ceccarelli D. 2018 “Orthogenetic Predictability: Orderliness and Symmetry in Early Macroevolutionary Explanations,” in Predictability and the Nature of the Unpredictable. Life, Evolution, Behaviour, Ceccarelli D., Frezza G. (Eds.). Rome, CNR Edizioni,”

Ceccarelli D. 2018 “Between Social and Biological Heredity: Cope and Baldwin on Evolution, Inheritance, and Mind,” Journal of the History of Biology. Springer,

Ceccarelli D. 2016 “Organismo/habitat: per un’analisi storico-epistemologica dell’abitare in biologia,”  in Sensibilia 8: Abitare, S. Pedone, M. Tedeschini (Eds.). Milan, Mimesis, pp. 47-58.

Ceccarelli D. 2015 “Beyond the Conflict Thesis. Edward Drinker Cope and the Neo-Lamarckian Compromise in the 19th Century – По ту сторону тезиса о конфликте. Эдвард Дринкер Коуп и неоламаркианский «компромисс» в XIX в,” Gosudarstvo, religiia, tserkov’ v Rossii i za rubezhom 33(4), pp. 36-54.

Ceccarelli D. 2014 “Per un’analisi di Gould, storico e teorico della struttura in biologia,” Da Gould a evo- devo. Percorsi storici e teorici, S. Caianiello (Ed.). Rome, CNR Edizioni, pp. 39-55.


Barbara Continenza:

2012: Ernst Mayr e la “Essentialism Story”. MEDICINA & STORIA, vol. XII, p. 7-58, ISSN: 1722-2206.

2005: “Waddington tra neo-darwinismo e post-neo-darwinismo”. In: Evoluzione biologica e i grandi problemi della biologia. vol. 112, p. 143-173, Academia dei Lincei -Bardi Editore, ISBN: 8821809447.

1999: “Jean Baptiste Lamarck. Uno sguardo alla teoria dell’evoluzione attraverso gli occhi di un ‘capro espiatorio'”. SYSTEMA NATURAE-ANNALI DI BIOLOGIA TEORICA, vol. 2, p. 65-101.

1986: Simulation of Lamarckism or Stimulation of Darwinism. RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA SCIENZA, vol. 3, p. 155-190, ISSN: 1122-0228.

1984: Tra lamarckismo e darwinismo: l’effetto Baldwin. In: Continenza B, Cordeschi R; Gagliasso E; Ludovico A; Stanzione M. Evoluzione e modelli. Il concetto di adattamento nelle teorie dei sistemi biologici, culturali e artificiali. p. 107-191, ROMA:Editori Riuniti, ISBN: 88-359-2660-2


Richard G. Delisle:

2017: “Introduction: Darwinism or a Kaleidoscope of Research Programs and Ideas?,” in R.G. Delisle (ed.), The Darwinian Tradition in Context: Research Programs in Evolutionary Biology (Springer: Switzerland), pp. 1-8.

2017: “From Charles Darwin to the Evolutionary Synthesis: Weak and Diffused Connections Only,” in R. G. Delisle (ed.), The Darwinian Tradition in Context: Research Programs in Evolutionary Biology (Springer: Switzerland), pp. 133-167.

2014: “Evolution in a Fully Constituted World: Charles Darwin’s Debts Towards a Static World in the Origin of Species (1859)”, Endeavour, Vol. 38 (3/4): 197-210.

2011: “What Was Really Synthesized During the Evolutionary Synthesis?: A Historiographic Proposal,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 42: 50-59.

2009: “The Uncertain Foundation of Neo-Darwinism: Metaphysical and Epistemological Pluralism in the Evolutionary Synthesis,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 40: 119-132.


Maurizio Esposito:

2017: “The Organismal Synthesis: Holistic Science and Developmental Evolution in the English-Speaking World, 1915-1954,” in R.G. Delisle (ed.), The Darwinian Tradition in Context: Research Programs in Evolutionary Biology (Springer: Switzerland), pp. 219-241.

2015: ” More than the Parts: W. E. Ritter, the Scripps Marine Association, and the Organismal Conception of Life,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 45 (2): 273-302.

2014: “Problematic ‘Idiosyncrasies’: Rediscovering the Historical Context of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s Science of Form,” Science in Context, 27 (1): 79-107.

2013: “Heredity, development and evolution: the unmodern synthesis of E.S. Russell,” Theory in Biosciences, 132: 165-180.


Emily Herring:

Herring, Emily, 2018. ‘Great is Darwin and Bergson his Poet’: Julian Huxley’s Other Evolutionary Synthesis. Annals of Science, 75(1), pp. 40-54

Herring, Emily and Loison, Laurent. 2017. Lamarckian Research Programs in French Biology. 1900-1970. in. Delisle, Richard G. (ed.). The Darwinian Tradition in Context: Research Programs in Twentieth-Century Evolutionary Biology. Springer, pp. 243-269

Herring, Emily. 2016. Des évolutionnismes sans mécanisme: Les néolamarckismes métaphysiques d’Albert Vandel (1894-1980) et Pierre-Paul Grassé (1895-1985). Revue d’histoire des sciences, 2(2), pp. 369-398.


Uwe Hossfeld:

Hoßfeld, U.; E. Watts; G. S. Levit (2017): The first phylogenetic tree of plants was defined 150 years ago. Trends in Plant Science 22 (2): 99-102.

Hoßfeld U., Watts E., Levit G.S. (2017) Valentin Haecker (1864-1927) as a pioneer of phenogenetics: Building bridge between genotype and phenotype. Epigenetics 10 (4): 247-253.

Hoßfeld, U. & L. Olsson (2003): The road from Haeckel. The Jena tradition in evolutionary morphology and the origin of „Evo-Devo“. Biology & Philosophy 18 (2): 285-307.

Hoßfeld, U. & L. Olsson (2002): From the Modern Synthesis to Lysenkoism, and back? Science 297 (5578): 55-56.

Reif, W.-E., T. Junker & U. Hoßfeld (2000): The synthetic theory of evolution: general problems and the German contribution to the synthesis. Theory in Biosciences 119 (1): 41-91.


S. Andrew Inkpen:

Wideman JG, Inkpen SA, Doolittle WF, Redfield RJ. (Forthcoming). “Mutationism, not Lamarckism, captures the novelty of CRISPR-Cas” Biology and Philosophy.

Doolittle WF, Inkpen SA. (2018). “Processes and Patterns of Interaction as Units of Selection: An Introduction to ITSNTS Thinking”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 115: 4006-4014.

Inkpen SA. (2017). “Demarcating Nature, Defining Ecology: Creating a Rationale for the Study of Nature’s ‘Primitive Conditions’” Perspectives on Science, 25: 355-92.

Inkpen SA. (2017). “Are Humans Disturbing Conditions in Ecology?” Biology and Philosophy, 32: 51-71.

Inkpen SA. (2014). “‘The Art Itself is Nature’: Darwin, Domestic Varieties, and the Scientific Revolution.” Endeavour, 38: 246-56.


Ulrich Kutschera:

Kutschera, U. (2018) Systems biology of eukaryotic superorganisms and the holobiont concept. Theory Biosci. 137, 117–131.

Saglam, N., Kutschera, U., Saunders, R., Saidel, W. M., Balombini, K. L. W., Shain, D. H. (2018) Phylogenetic and morphological resolution of the Helobdella stagnalis species-complex (Annelida. Clitellata: Hirudinea). Zootaxa 4403, 061–086.

Kutschera, U. (2017) Evolution. Reference Module in Life Sciences. Article 06399, Elsevier Inc., 1–5.

Kutschera, U. (2016) Haeckel’s 1866 tree of life and the origin of eukaryotes. Nature Microbiology 1/8:16114.

 Kutschera, U., Briggs, W. R. (2016) Phototropic solar tracking in sunflower plants: an integrative perspective. Ann. Bot. 117, 1–8.


Georgy Levit:

Levit G.S., Hossfeld U. (2017) Major Research Traditions in Twentieth-Century Evolutionary Biology: The Relations of Germany’s Darwinism with Them. In: Delisle R. (Ed.) The Darwinian Tradition in Context. Cham: Springer Nature, pp. 169-193

Levit GS., Hossfeld U., Olsson L. (2015) Adolf Naef and Alexei Sewertzoff: Revising Haeckel’s biogenetic law. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 36(3): 357-370.

Levit GS, Hossfeld U., Olsson L. (2014) The Darwinian Revolution in Germany: From Evolutionary Morphology to the Modern Synthesis. Endeavour 38(3-4): 268-278.

Levit G.S., Hossfeld U. (2013) A bridge-builder: Wolf-Ernst Reif’s historical studies and the difficult fortune of Darwinism in German paleontology. Historical Biology, 25(2):297–306.

Levit G.S., Hossfeld U. (2011) Darwin without borders? Looking at “generalised Darwinism” through the prism of the “hourglass model”. Theory in Biosciences 130:299–312.


Laurent Loison:

Loison, Laurent (2018), “Lamarckism and Epigenetic Inheritance: a Clarification”, Biology and Philosophy, DOI : 10.1007/s10539-018-9642-2<>

Loison, Laurent (2018), “Canalization and genetic assimilation: reassessing the radicality of the Waddingtonian concept of inheritance of acquired characters”, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, DOI : 10.1016/j.semcdb.2018.05.009<>

Loison, Laurent and Herring, Emily (2017), Lamarckian Research Programs in French Biology. 1900-1970. in. Delisle, Richard G. (ed.). The Darwinian Tradition in Context: Research Programs in Twentieth-Century Evolutionary Biology. Springer, pp. 243-269

Loison, Laurent (2013), “Georges Teissier (1900-1972) and the Modern Synthesis in France”, Genetics, October, 195, pp. 295-302.

Loison, Laurent (2011), “French Roots of French Neo-Lamarckisms, 1879-1985”, Journal of the History of Biology, 44/4, pp. 713-744.


Kate MacCord:

MacCord, Kate, Jane Maienschein (2018). “The Historiography of Embryology and Developmental Biology,” In The Historiography of Biology Eds. Michael Dietrich, Mark Borrello, Oren Harman. Springer Press.

MacCord, Kate, Jane Maienschein (2017). “Cells, Development, and Evolution: Teeth at the Intersection of Fields,” in The Darwinian Tradition in Context: Research Programs in Twentieth-Century Evolutionary Biology Ed. Richard Delisle. Springer Press.

MacCord, Kate, Guido Caniglia, Jacqueline E. MoustakasVerho, and Ann C. Burke (2015). “The Dawn of Chelonian Research: Turtles between Comparative Anatomy and Embryology in the 19th Century.” Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 324, no. 3: 169-180. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22587


Carlos Ochoa:

Ochoa, C. (2017). El eclipse del antidarwinismo: La historia detrás de la síntesis moderna (The Eclipse of Anti-Darwinism: The History Behind the Modern Synthesis). Centro de Estudios Políticos y Sociales Vicente Lombardo Toledano.

Ochoa, C. (2017). La introducción del evolucionismo en México a través de los libros de texto de Biología: Dugès, Herrera, Ochoterena y la revolución no darwiniana (The introduction of evolutionism in Mexico through Biology textbooks: Dugès, Herrera, Ochoterena and the Non-Darwinian Revolution). In E. Torrens and Barahona A. (eds). La evolución biológica en los libros de texto mexicanos. Centro de Estudios Políticos y Sociales Vicente Lombardo Toledano/Facultad de Ciencias UNAM.

Ochoa, C. and Barahona A. (2014). El Jano de la morfología: De la homología a la homoplasia, historia, debates y evolución (The Janus of morphology: From homology to homoplasy; history, debates and evolution). Centro de Estudios Políticos y Sociales Vicente Lombardo Toledano/Facultad de Ciencias UNAM.


Elizabeth Watts:

Watts, E., Levit, G., Hoßfeld, U. (2016) Science Standards: The foundation of evolution education in the United States. Perspectives in Science.

Watts, E., Hoßfeld, U., Tolstikova, I., Levit, G. (2016) Beyond borders: On the influence of the creationist movement on the educational landscape in the USA and Russia. Theory in Biosciences.

Hoßfeld, U., Watts, E., Levit, G. (2017) The First Darwinian Phylogenetic Tree of Plants. Trends  in Plant Science 22(2):99-102

Hoßfeld, U., Watts, E., Levit, G. (2017) Valentin Haecker (1864-1927) as a pioneer of phenogenetics: Building the bridge between genotype and phenotype. Epigenetics: official journal of the DNA Methylation Society

Watts, E. (2018 [2014]) Analysis of Creationism in the United States from Scopes (1925) to Kitzmiller 2005 and its Effect on the Nation’s Education System. Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology. Volume 19 (2014): 5-335