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Books and Edited Volumes
Articles and Chapters
Encyclopedia Articles
Book Reviews
Popular and unrefereed articles

     Books and Edited Volumes

  1. Oyama, S., P. E. Griffiths and R.D Gray (Eds.) (2001).Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution. Cambridge, M.A, MIT Press.

  2. Griffiths, P.E (Ed.)(2000) Essays in Honor of David L. Hull Biology and Philosophy. Special Issue, July.

  3. Sterelny, K. and P. E. Griffiths (1999) Sex and Death: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. Reviews

  4. Griffiths, P. E. (1997). What Emotions Really Are: The Problem of Psychological Categories. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. Reviews

  5. Griffiths, P.E (Ed.) (1992). Trees of Life: Essays in Philosophy of Biology. Dordrecht, Kluwer.

     Articles and Chapters
  1. Griffiths, P.E, "The Distinction Between Innate and Acquired Characteristics", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2009 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL = .

  2. Griffiths, P. E. and Stotz, K. (2008). Experimental Philosophy of Science. Philosophy Compass, 3(3), 507-521.

  3. Griffiths, P. E. (2009). In what sense does ‘nothing in biology make sense except in the light of evolution’? Acta Biotheoretica, 57: 11-32.

  4. Griffiths, Paul E. and Andrea Scarantino (2009). Emotions in the Wild: The situated perspective on emotion, in P. Robbins and M. Aydede (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 437-453.

  5. Griffiths, Paul E. (2008). Ethology, Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psychology, in Sarkar, S. and Plutyinski, A. Blackwell's Companion to Philosophy of Biology, Oxford: Blackwells. 393-414.

  6. Griffiths, Paul E. and James G. Tabery (2008). Behavioral Genetics and Development. New Ideas in Psychology, 26(3), 332-352.

  7. Stotz, K., and Griffiths, P. E. (2008). Biohumanities: Rethinking the relationship between biosciences, philosophy and history of science, and society. Quarterly Review of Biology, 83(1), 37-45.

  8. Griffiths, P. E., and Machery, E. (2008). Innateness, canalisation and 'biologicizing the mind'. Philosophical Psychology, 21(3), 397-414.

  9. Griffiths, Paul E. and Karola Stotz (2007). "Gene", in Michael Ruse and David Hull (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Philosophy of Biology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 85-102.

  10. Griffiths, Paul E. (2007). Evo-Devo Meets the Mind: Towards a developmental evolutionary psychology. In Integrating Development and Evolution R. Sanson & R. N. Brandon (Eds.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 195-225.

  11. Griffiths, P. E. (2007). The Phenomena of Homology. Biology and Philosophy, 22(5), 643-658.

  12. Brigandt, I., & Griffiths, P. E. (2007). The Importance of Homology to Biology and Philosophy. Biology and Philosophy, 22(5), 633-641.

  13. Griffiths, Paul E. and Karola Stotz (2006). "Genes in the Postgenomic Era?". Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 27(6): 499-521.

  14. Griffiths, Paul E (2006). "Function, Homology and Character Individuation", Philosophy of Science, 73(1): 1-25.

  15. Griffiths, P.E. (2006). The Baldwin Effect and Genetic Assimilation: Contrasting explanatory foci and gene concepts in two different approaches to an evolutionary process. In The Innate Mind: Culture and Cognition , edited by P. Carruthers, S. Laurence and S. Stich. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 91-101.

  16. Griffiths, P.E (2006) The Fearless Vampire Conservator: Philip Kitcher, genetic determinism and the informational gene. Genes in Development: Rethinking the Molecular Paradigm. Rehmann-Sutter, C and Neumann-Held, E.M (Eds) Durham, NC, Duke University Press:175-198. 

  17. Stotz, K., Bostanci, A and Griffiths, P.E. (2006). 'Tracking the Shift to 'Postgenomics'. Community Genetics, 9(3): 190-196.

  18. Griffiths, P. E., and R. Gray. (2005). Three Ways to Misunderstand Developmental Systems Theory. Biology & Philosophy, 20:417-425.

  19. Griffiths, P.E. (2004). "Instinct in the '50s: The British reception of Konrad Lorenz's Theory of Instinctive Behaviour". Biology and Philosophy, 19(4): 609-631.

  20. Stotz, K. and P. E. Griffiths (2004). "Genes: Philosophical analyses put to the test." History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 26 (December), 5-28.

  21. Stotz, K., P. E. Griffiths, et al. (2004). "How scientists conceptualise genes: An empirical study." Studies in History & Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 35(4):647-673

  22. Griffiths, P. E. (2004). Emotions as Natural Kinds and Normative Kinds. Philosophy of Science 71 (5 Supplement: Proceedings of the 2002 Biennial Meeting of the PSA).901-911.

  23. Griffiths, P. E., & Gray, R. D. (2004) The Developmental Systems Perspective: Organism-environment systems as units of evolution. In Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes, Preston, K. & Pigliucci, M. (Eds.) Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 409-431.

  24. Griffiths, P. E. (2004). Towards a Machiavellian theory of Emotional Appraisal. In Emotion, Evolution and Rationality, Cruse, P & Evans, D (Eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press. 89-105.

  25. Griffiths, P. E. (2004). Is Emotion a Natural Kind? In Philosophers on Emotion R. C. Solomon (Ed.) Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press: 233-249. 

  26. Griffiths, P. E. (2003). Basic Emotions, Complex Emotions, Machiavellian Emotions. In Philosophy and the Emotions A. Hatzimoysis (Ed.), Cambridge, CUP: 39-67.

  27. Griffiths, P. E. (2003). Beyond the Baldwin Effect: James Mark Baldwin's 'Social Heredity', Epigenetic Inheritance and Niche-Construction. In Weber, B. H., & Depew, D. J. (Eds.), Learning, Meaning and Emergence: Possible Baldwinian Mechanisms in the Co-Evolution of Language and Mind. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press: 193-215.

  28. Griffiths, P. E. (2003) Emotions. In Blackwells Guide to the Philosophy of Mind S. Stich & T. Warfield (Eds.), Oxford and New York: Blackwells: 288-308.

  29. Stotz, K & Griffiths, P.E (2002) Dancing in the Dark: Evolutionary Psychology and the Problem of Design. Evolutionary Psychology: Alternative Approaches Scher, S and M. Rauscher (Eds). Dordrecht, Kluwer: 135-160.

  30. Griffiths, P.E (2002) Molecular and Developmental Biology. The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Science Machamer, P.K & Silberstein, M (Eds.) Oxford, Blackwells, 2002: 252-271.

  31. Griffiths, P.E (2002) What is Innateness? The Monist, 85(1): 70-85.

  32. Griffiths, P.E (2001) Emotion and the problem of psychological categories. Emotions, Qualia and Consciousness A.W. Kazniak (Ed). Singapore, New Jersey, Hong Kong, London, World Scientific 28-41.

  33. Griffiths, P.E (2001) Evolutionary Perspectives on Emotion. Emotions, Qualia and Consciousness A.W. Kazniak (Ed.). Singapore, New Jersey, Hong Kong, London, World Scientific: 106-123.

  34. Griffiths, P.E (2001) From adaptive heuristic to phylogenetic perspective: Some lessons from the evolutionary psychology of emotion. Conceptual Challenges in Evolutionary Psychology. H.R Holcomb III (Ed). Dordrecht, Kluwer: 309-325.

  35. Griffiths, P.E (2001) Genetic Information: A metaphor in search of a theory. Philosophy of Science68(3): 394-412.

    1. Reprinted in (In Press) Genetics: Critical Concepts in Social and Cultural Theory, Redclift, Nanneke, and Sarah Gibbon, (Eds.)  London: Routledge.

  36. Griffiths. P.E & Gray, R.D (2001) Darwinism and Developmental Systems Cycles of Contingency: Developmental systems and evolution Oyama, S, Griffiths. P.E & Gray, R.D Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press: 195-218.

  37. Griffiths, P.E (2000) David Hull's Natural Philosophy of Science. Biology and Philosophy 15(3): 301-310.

  38. Griffiths, P. E. and K. Stotz (2000) How the mind grows: A developmental perspective on the biology of cognition. Synthese 122(1-2): 29-51.

  39. Griffiths, P. E. and E. Neumann-Held (1999). The many faces of the gene. BioScience 49(8): 656-662.

  40. Griffiths, P. E. (1999). Squaring the circle: natural kinds with historical essences. Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays. R. A. Wilson. Cambridge, M.A, MIT Press: 209-228.

  41. Griffiths, P.E (1998). Emotion. In A Companion to Cognitive Science. W. Bechtel and G. Graham (Eds). Oxford, Blackwells: 197-203.

  42. Griffiths, P. E. and R. D. Knight (1998). What is the Developmentalist Challenge? Philosophy of Science 65(June):253-258.

  43. Griffiths, P. E. and R. D. Gray (1997). Replicator II: Judgement Day. Biology and Philosophy 12(4): 471-492.

  44. Griffiths, P. E. (1996). The Historical Turn in the Study of Adaptation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47(4): 511-532.

  45. Griffiths, P. E. (1996). Darwinism, Process Structuralism and Natural Kinds. Philosophy of Science 63(3 Supplement: PSA 1996 Contributed Papers): S1-S9.

  46. Griffiths, P. E. (1995). Levels of Description. Perspectives on Cognitive Science, Slezak, P, Caelli, T & Clark, R (eds) Ablex, Norwood, N.J.: 283-300.

  47. Griffiths, P. E. (1995). The Cronin Controversy. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46: 122-138.

  48. Goode, R. and P. E. Griffiths (1995). The Misuse of Sober's Selection of/Selection for Distinction. Biology and Philosophy 10: 99-108.

    1. Reprinted in (1999) Function, Selection and Design, Buller, D. (Ed.) SUNY Press: 233-242.

  49. Griffiths, P. E. and R. D. Gray (1994). Replicators and vehicles?  Or developmental systems? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (4): 623-624.

  50. Griffiths, P. E. and R. D. Gray (1994). Developmental Systems and Evolutionary Explanation. Journal of Philosophy XCI (6): 277-304.

    1. Reprinted in (1998) Oxford Readings in Philosophy of Biology, M Ruse, M & D.L Hull (Eds.) Oxford, Oxford University Press.117-145.
    2. Reprinted as Entwicklungssysteme und evolutionäre erklärungen in (2002) Formen der Erklärung in der Biologie G. Schlosser & M. Weingarten (Eds.) Berlin: VMB: 229-253.

  51. Griffiths, P. E. (1994). Cladistic classification & functional explanation. Philosophy of Science  61 (2): 206-227.

  52. Griffiths, P. E. (1993). Functional analysis & proper functions. British Journal for Philosophy of Science 44 : 409-422.

    1. Reprinted in (1998) Nature's Purposes: Analyses of Function and Design in Biology, C. Allen, M. Bekoff & G.V Lauder (Eds.) Cambridge, M.A, MIT Press: 435-452
    2. Reprinted in (1999) Function, Selection and Design, Buller, D.(Ed.) SUNY Press: 143-158
    3. Reprinted as Funktionale Analyse und eigentliche funktionen in (2002) , Formen der Erklärung in der Biologie G. Schlosser & M. Weingarten (Eds.) Berlin: VWB: 121-134.

  53. Griffiths, P. E. (1992). Adaptive explanation & the concept of a vestige. Trees of Life: Essays In Philosophy of Biology Kluwer, Dordrecht. P.E Griffiths (Ed): 111-131.

  54. Griffiths, P. E. (1990). Modularity & the Psychoevolutionary Theory of Emotion. Biology & Philosophy 5: 175-196.

    1. Reprinted in (1999) Mind and Cognition: An Anthology, 2nd Edition, W.G Lycan (Ed.) Oxford, Blackwells: 516-519.
    2. Reprinted in (2003) Philosophy and the Emotions: A Reader, S. Leighton (Ed.) Broadview Press, Toronto: 256-275.

  55. Griffiths, P. E. (1989). The Degeneration of the Cognitive Theory of Emotion. Philosophical Psychology 2 (3): 297-313.

  56. Griffiths, P. E. (1989). Folk, Functional & Neurochemical Aspects of Mood. Philosophical Psychology 2(1): 17-30.

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Encyclopedia Articles

  1. Griffiths, P.E. (2008). Philosophy of Biology The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2008 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL=http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2008/entries/biology-philosophy

  2. Griffiths, P.E. (2006). Philosophy of Biology. In Sarkar, S & Pfeiffer, J (Eds.) The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia, New York: Routledge: 68-75.

  3. Griffiths, P.E (2006) Evolutionary Psychology, in Sarkar, S & Pfeiffer, J (eds.) The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia, New York: Routledge: 263-268.

  4. Griffiths, P.E (2003) Emotion, Philosophical Issues. Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London, MacMillan: 1130-1136.

  5. Griffiths, P.E (2003) Emotion, Philosophical Issues. Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. London, MacMillan: 1130-1136.

  6. Griffiths, P.E (2002) Developmental Systems Theory. Nature Encyclopedia of the Life Sciences. London, Nature Publishing Group. Online version: http://www.els.net/

  7. Griffiths, P.E (2002) Developmental Systems Theory. Nature Encyclopedia of the Life Sciences. London, Nature Publishing Group. Online version: http://www.els.net/

  8. Griffiths, P.E (2001) Emotion, Evolution of. In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, N.J Smelser and Paul B. Bates (Eds) Pergamon/Elsevier Science. 4463-4466

  9. Griffiths, P.E (2001) Emotion, Evolution of. In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, N.J Smelser and Paul B. Bates (Eds) Pergamon/Elsevier Science. 4463-4466

  10. Griffiths, P.E (2001) Emotion and Expression. In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, N.J Smelser and Paul B. Bates (Eds) Pergamon/Elsevier Science.

  11. Griffiths. P.E (1999). Adaptation and adaptationism The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. R.A Wilson and F.C Keil (Eds.) Cambridge, M.A, MIT Press:3-4.

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Book Reviews

  1. Review of Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion by Jesse Prinz. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 59, 2008: 559-567.

  2. Review of Basic Instinct: The Genesis of Behavior by Mark S. Blumberg. Quarterly Review of Biology (In Press).

  3. Survey Review: Recent Work on the Evolution of Culture. Metascience (In Press).

  4. Generating Thoughts on Genetics, Review of Fagot-Largeault, A., et al (Eds) "The Influence of Genetics on Contemporary Thinking". Metascience, 17(2), 2008: 273-275.

  5. Philosophy of Biology in Britain, Review of O'Hear, A (Ed) "Philosophy, Biology and Life". Metascience, 16(3), 2007: 535-537.

  6. Review of Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolution: Taking Development Seriously by Jason Scott Robert. Philosophy in Review, 25(3), 2005: 222-224.

  7. Review of Niche Construction: The neglected process in evolution by F. John Odling-Smee, Kevin N. Laland, Marcus W. Feldman Biology and Philosophy, 20(10), 2005: 11-20.

  8. Schaffner, Kenneth F, Ullica Segestralle, Paul E Griffiths, and Stephen Pinker. Liberals Ate My Genes? Review symposium with author's response on The Blank Slate: The modern denial of human nature by Stephen Pinker. Metascience 13 (1) 2004: 28-58

  9. Smile, and the whole world smiles with you: Review of Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman New Scientist 178 (2400), 2003: 56.

  10. Life Science. Review of Keller, E. F. (2002). Making sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors and Machines. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Journal of the American Medical Association 288 (24): 3170.

  11. Lost, One Gene Concept. Reward to Finder. Essay Review of Beurton, P., Falk, R., & Rhineberger, H.-J. (2000). The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Biology and Philosophy 17 (2): 271-283.

  12. Review of Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Human Altruism by Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson, Mind111 (2001): 178-182.

  13. The Function of Feeling. Review of Why we Feel: The Science of Human Emotions, by Victor S. Johnston, American Journal of Psychology, 113 (4) Winter 2000: 658-663.

  14. Thinking about Consciousness. Review of Consciousness and Human Identity, edited by John Cornwell, Nature, 397, 1999: 117-118.

  15. Survey Review. Philosophy of Biology: The Next Generation, Metascience 7 (1), 1999: 140-150.

  16. Review of Affective Computing by Rosalind Picard, Philosophical Psychology 12 (1), 1999: 107-109.

  17. Sokalled Science: Review of Intellectual Impostures by Alan D. Sokal and Jean Bricmont, The Australian's Review of Books, November 11th 1998: 17-18.

  18. Review of Valuing Emotion by Michael Stocker with Elizabeth Hegeman, Philosophical Psychology 11 (1), 1998: 97-99.

  19. Axioms for Biology. Review of Foundations of Biophilosophy by Martin Mahner and Mario Bunge, Nature, 389: 250.

  20. Review of From a Biological Point of View, by Elliott Sober, Biology and Philosophy 12, 1997: 427-431.

  21. Review of Darwinism Evolving, by David D. Depew and Bruce H. Weber, Biology and Philosophy 12, 1997: 421-426

  22. Review of Darwinism Evolving, by David D. Depew and Bruce H. Weber, La Vie de Sciences 13 (4), 1996:355-359 (in French)

  23. Chaotic Futures. Review of Darwinism Evolving, by David D. Depew and Bruce H. Weber, Nature 373, 1995:208.

  24. Review of The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science by Stephen E Braude. Metascience 1, 1992: 110-113.

  25. Review of Philosophy of Social Science by Alexander Rosenberg, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (2) 1991: 289-293.

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     Unrefereed Publications

  1. Griffiths, P. E., K. Stotz and A. Bostanci (2007). "101 Things to do with Your genome" Genomics Network: Newsletter of the ESRC Genomics Network.

  2. Griffiths, P. E (2007). "The Genome's Quirky genius" The Australian. March 21st

  3. Griffiths, P. E. and K. Stotz (2004). "Do Genes Exist?" Genomics Network: Newsletter of the ESRC Genomics Network 1(1): 6-7.

  4. Knight, R.D and Griffiths, P. E (1998) Selfish Genes: The Eunuchs of Selection? University of Sydney Preprint Series in HPS (series defunct - contact authors for copies)

  5. Griffiths, P.E (1997) The Human Genome Project and Indigenous Peoples. Newsletter of the Otago Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand May 1997: 1-4.

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