Professor Paul Griffiths

Professorial Research Fellow
Associate Academic Director (Arts and Social Sciences), Charles Perkins Centre

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

A philosopher of science with a focus on biology and psychology, Paul was educated at Cambridge and the Australian National University, receiving his PhD in 1989. He taught at Otago University in New Zealand and was later Director of the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science at the the University of Sydney, before taking up a Professorship in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He returned to Australia in 2004, first as an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and from 2007 as University Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. At present he is also Academic Associate Director for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Charles Perkins Centre, a major new initiative at Sydney focused on interdisciplinary research into obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and President of the International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology for 2011-13. From 2006-12 he was a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee of NHMRC. He spends part of each year at the University of Exeter in the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society.

Research interests

I am interested in many areas of biology and psychobiology.

Teaching and supervision

I am willing to supervise postgraduate research projects on most topics in the philosophy of biology, many topics in the naturalistic philosophy of mind, and a range of topics in the general philosophy of science. Here are some specific projects I am working on at this time.

Current projects

  • Innateness and human nature.
  • The changing concept of the gene, both for its intrinsic interest and as a case study of conceptual change in science.
  • Developmental Systems Theory.
  • The sciences of emotion.
  • Idealisation in the experimental biosciences.
  • History of ethology.

For further details on current projects please see my personal website.

Awards and honours

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • Causal foundations of biological information; Griffiths P, Stotz K; Templeton World Charity Foundation/Research Support.

2013

  • NETWORK FOR ORGANS, BODIES AND TISSUES (NBOT); Stewart C, Anderson W, Cashman P, Cooper M, Griffiths P, Hooker C, Jordens C, Kerridge I, Lupton D, Magnusson R, Michael M, Pols J, Race K, Salkeld G, Savell K, Scott Bray R, Shewan L, Waldby C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • A methodological analysis of the application of evolutionary medicine to non-communicable diseases; Griffiths P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2009

  • Contemporary scientific explanations of religion: A methodological and philosophical analysis; Wilkins J, Griffiths P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • Postgenomic perspectives on human nature; Stotz K, Griffiths P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Professorial Research fellowship; Griffiths P; University of Sydney/Professorial Research fellowship.

2003

  • Conceptual Issues in the Dissemination and Reception of Genomics; Griffiths P, Stotz K; National Science Foundation/Research Grant.
  • Representing Genes; Griffiths P, Stotz K; UCIS University of Pittsburgh/Global Academic Partnership Award.

2002

  • Representing Genes: Testing Competing Philosophical Analyses of the Gene Concept in Contemporary Molecular Biology; Griffiths P, Stotz K; National Science Foundation/Research Grant.

2001

  • Testing competing analyses of the gene concept in contemporary molecular biology; Griffiths P, Stotz K; University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research/Research Grant.

2000

  • Representing the role of genes in development : improved conceptual tools for interpreting the significance of biological findings; Griffiths P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

1999

  • Representing the role of genes in development: improved conceptual tools for interpreting the significance of biological findings; Griffiths P, Stotz K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2013). Genetics and Philosophy: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books

  • Griffiths, P., Oyama,, S., Gray, R. (2001). Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution. United States: MIT Press.

Book Chapters

  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2014). Conceptual Barriers to Interdisciplinary Communication: When Does Ambiguity Matter? In M. O'Rourke, S. Crowley, S.D. Eigenbrode, J.D. Wulfhorst (Eds.), Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research, (pp. 195-215). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2013). Gene. In F. Michelini (Eds.), Frontiere della biologia. Prospettive filosofiche sulle scienze della vita, (pp. 257-276). Italy: Mimesis.
  • Griffiths, P. (2013). Rand on concepts, definitions, and the advance of science: Comments on Gotthelf and Lennox. In A. Gotthelf & J. Lennox (Eds.), Concepts and their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on objectivist epistemology, (pp. 139-147). Pittsburgh, USA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Wilkins, J., Griffiths, P. (2012). Evolutionary debunking arguments in three domains: Fact, value, and religion. In G. Dawes & J. Maclaurin (Eds.), A New Science of Religion. New York: Routledge.
  • Griffiths, P. (2011). Our Plastic Nature. In Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka (Eds.), Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology, (pp. 319-330). Cambridge, Mass; USA: MIT Press.
  • Tabery, J., Griffiths, P. (2010). Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Behavioral Genetics and Developmental Science. In Kathryn E Hood, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Gary Greenberg, and Richard M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics, (pp. 41-60). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Griffiths, P., Scarantino, A. (2009). Emotions in the Wild: The Situated Perspective on Emotion. In Phillip Robbins, Murat Aydede (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition, (pp. 437-453). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2008). Ethology, Sociobiology, and Evolutionary Psychology. In Sahotra Sarkar, Anya Plutynski (Eds.), A Companion to Philosophy of Biology, (pp. 393-414). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Griffiths, P. (2007). Evo-devo meets the mind: towards a developmental evolutionary psychology. In Roger Sansom and Robert N. Brandon (Eds.), Integrating evolution and development : from theory to practice, (pp. 195-225). Mass; London: MIT Press.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2007). Gene. In Hull, David and Ruse, Michael (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology, (pp. 85-102). New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). The Baldwin Effect and Genetic Assimilation: Contrasting Explanatory Foci and Gene Concepts in Two Approaches to an Evolutionary Process. In Peter Carruthers,Stephen Laurence,Stephen Stich (Eds.), The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition, (pp. 91-101). USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). The Fearless Vampire Conservator: Philip Kitcher, Genetic Determinism, and the Informational Gene. In E.M. Neumann-Held & C. Rehmann-Sutter (Eds.), Genes in Development: Re-reading the molecular paradigm, (pp. 175-198). Durham and London: Duke University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Is Emotion a Natural Kind? In Robert Solomon (Eds.), Thinking and Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotion, (pp. 233-249). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, P., Gray, R. (2004). The Developmental Systems Perspective: Organism-environment systems as units of evolution. In Massimo Pigliucci and Katherine Preston (Eds.), Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes, (pp. 409-431). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Towards a Machiavellian theory of Emotional Appraisal. In Dylan Evans and Pierre Cruse (Eds.), Emotion, Evolution and Rationality, (pp. 89-105). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Basic Emotions, Complex Emotions, Machiavellian Emotions. In Anthony Hatzimoysis (Eds.), Philosophy and the Emotions, (pp. 39-67). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Beyond the Baldwin Effect: James Mark Baldwin's 'Social Heredity', Epigenetic Inheritance and Niche-Construction. In Bruce H Weber and David J Depew (Eds.), Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered, (pp. 193-216). United States: MIT Press.
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2003). Dancing in the Dark: Evolutionary Psychology and the Argument from Design. In Steven J. Scher and Frederick Rauscher (Eds.), Evolutionary Psychology: Alternative Approaches, (pp. 135-160). United States of America: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Emotions. In Stephen P. Stich and Ted A. Warfield (Eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Mind, (pp. 288-308). Malden, Ma; Oxford; Carlton South, Vic; Berlin: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Griffiths, P., Gray, R. (2001). Darwinism and Developmental Systems. In Not known (Eds.), Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution, (pp. 195-218). United States: MIT Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2001). Emotion and the problem of psychological categories. In Alfred W. Kaszniak (Eds.), Emotions, Qualia and Consciousness, (pp. 28-41). United States: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Griffiths, P. (2001). Evolutionary Perspectives on Emotion. In Alfred W. Kaszniak (Eds.), Emotions, Qualia and Consciousness, (pp. 106-123). United States: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Griffiths, P. (2001). From adaptive heuristic to phylogenetic perspective: Some lessons from the evolutionary psychology of emotion. In Harmon R. Holcomb, III (Eds.), Conceptual Challenges in Evolutionary Psychology: Innovative Research Strategies, (pp. 309-325). United Kingdom: Springer.

Journals

  • Griffiths, P. (2013). Current Emotion Research in Philosophy. Emotion Review, 5(2), 215-222. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P., Tabery, J. (2013). Developmental Systems Theory: What Does It Explain, and How Does It Explain It? Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 44, 65-94. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2013). Lehrman's Dictum: Information and Explanation in Developmental Biology. Developmental Psychobiology, 55(1), 22-32. [More Information]
  • Marais, B., Crawford, J., Iredell, J., Ward, M., Simpson, S., Gilbert, G., Griffiths, P., Kamradt-Scott, A., Colagiuri, R., Jones, C., et al (2012). One world, one health: Beyond the Millennium Development Goals. The Lancet, 380(9844), 805-806. [More Information]
  • Scarantino, A., Griffiths, P. (2011). Don't Give Up on Basic Emotions. Emotion Review, 3(4), 444-454. [More Information]
  • Linquist, S., Machery, E., Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2011). Exploring the folkbiological conception of human nature. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 366, 444-453. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2010). Emotion on Dover Beach: Feeling and Value in the Philosophy of Robert Solomon. Emotion Review, 2(1), 22-28. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2009). In What Sense Does 'Nothing Make Sense Except in the Light of Evolution'? Acta Biotheoretica, 57, 11-32. [More Information]
  • Colyvan, M., Linquist, S., Grey, W., Griffiths, P., Odenbaugh, J., Possingham, H. (2009). Philosophical Issues in Ecology: Recent Trends and Future Directions. Ecology and Society, 14(2), 22-1-22-12.
  • Brown, J., Birmingham, A., Griffiths, P., Jossinet, F., Kachouri-Lafond, R., Knight, R., Lang, F., Leontis, N., Steger, G., Stombaugh, J., et al (2009). The RNA structure alignment ontology. RNA, 15(9), 1623-1631. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P., Linquist, S. (2009). The Vernacular Concept of Innateness. Mind and Language, 24(5), 605-630. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P., Tabery, J. (2008). Behavioral genetics and development: Historical and conceptual causes of controversy. New Ideas in Psychology, 26, 332-352. [More Information]
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2008). Biohumanities: Rethinking the relationship between biosciences, philosophy and history of science, and society. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 83(1), 37-45.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2008). Experimental Philosophy of Science. Philosophy Compass, 3(3), 507-521. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2008). Generating Thoughts on Genetics, Review of Fagot-Largeault A., et al (Eds) :The Influence of Genetics on Contemporary Thinking. Metascience, 17(2), 273-275.
  • Griffiths, P., Machery, E. (2008). Innateness, Canalization, and 'Biologicizing the Mind'. Philosophical Psychology, 21(3), 397-414. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2008). Review of Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion by Jesse Prinz. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 59, 559-567.
  • Griffiths, P. (2007). Philosophy of Biology in Britain, Review of O'Hear, A (Ed) "Philosophy, Biology and Life". Metascience, 16(3), 535-537.
  • Griffiths, P. (2007). Precision, stability and scientific progress. Social Science Information, 46(3), 391-395. [More Information]
  • Brigandt, I., Griffiths, P. (2007). The importance of homology for biology and philosophy. Biology and Philosophy, 22(5), 633-641. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2007). The phenomena of homology. Biology and Philosophy, 22(5), 643-658. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Function, Homology, and Character Individuation. Philosophy of Science, 73(1), 1-25.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2006). Genes in the Postgenomic Era. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 27(6), 499-521. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Review of Basic Instinct: The Genesis of Behavior by Mark S. Blumberg. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 81(1).
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Survey Review: Recent Work on the Evolution of Culture. Metascience, 15(2).
  • Stotz, K., Bostanci, A., Griffiths, P. (2006). Tracking the Shift to 'Postgenomics'. Community Genetics, 9(3), 190-196.
  • Griffiths, P., Gray, R. (2005). Discussion: Three ways to misunderstand developmental systems theory. Biology and Philosophy, 20(2-3), 417-425. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2005). Review of Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolution: Taking Development Seriously by Jason Scott Robert. Philosophy in Review, 25(3), 222-224.
  • Griffiths, P. (2005). Review of Niche Construction: The neglected process in evolution by F. John Odling-Smee, Kevin N.Laland, Marcus W. Feldman. Biology and Philosophy, 20(1), 11-20. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Emotions as Natural and Normative Kinds. Philosophy of Science, 72(5), 901-911.
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2004). Genes: philosophical analyses put to the test. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 26(1), 5-28.
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P., Knight, R. (2004). How biologists conceptualize genes: an empirical study. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 35, 647-673.
  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Instinct in the '50s: the British reception of Konrad Lorenz's theory of instinctive behaviour. Biology and Philosophy, 19(4), 609-631. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Liberals Ate My Genes? (SECTION 3). Metascience, 13(1), 39-44 (notes: 50-51).
  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Smile, and the whole world smiles with you: Review of Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman. New Scientist (Australasian Edition), 178(2400), 56.
  • Griffiths, P. (2002). Life Science. Making sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors and Machines - Review of Keller, E. F. (2002). JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 288(24), 3170.
  • Griffiths, P. (2001). Genetic Information: A Metaphor in Search of a Theory. Philosophy of Science, 68, 394-412.

Patents

  • Thomson, C., Capolingua, R., Caris, S., Coyne, C., Dunbar, T., Sainsbury, P., Gleeson, G., Griffiths, P., Maley, B., O'Connor, M., Pike, G., et al (2007).

Reference Works

  • Walsh, E., Griffiths, P. (2013). Emotion, Evolution of. In N. Smelser & P. Bates (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Pergamon Elsevier.
  • Griffiths, P. (2008). Philosophy of Biology. In Edward N. Zalta (Eds.), Stanford Enclopedia of Philosophy. USA: Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University.
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Evolutionary Psychology. In Sarkar S. & Pfeiffer J. (Eds.), The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. (pp. 263-268). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Philosophy of Biology. In Sarkar S. & Pfeiffer J. (Eds.), The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. (pp. 68-75). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Emotion, Philosophical Issues about. Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. (pp. 1130-1136). London: Macmillan Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2002). Developmental Systems Theory. Nature Encyclopedia of the Life Sciences. (pp. http://www.els.net/). London: Nature Publishing Group.

2014

  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2014). Conceptual Barriers to Interdisciplinary Communication: When Does Ambiguity Matter? In M. O'Rourke, S. Crowley, S.D. Eigenbrode, J.D. Wulfhorst (Eds.), Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research, (pp. 195-215). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

2013

  • Griffiths, P. (2013). Current Emotion Research in Philosophy. Emotion Review, 5(2), 215-222. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P., Tabery, J. (2013). Developmental Systems Theory: What Does It Explain, and How Does It Explain It? Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 44, 65-94. [More Information]
  • Walsh, E., Griffiths, P. (2013). Emotion, Evolution of. In N. Smelser & P. Bates (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Pergamon Elsevier.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2013). Gene. In F. Michelini (Eds.), Frontiere della biologia. Prospettive filosofiche sulle scienze della vita, (pp. 257-276). Italy: Mimesis.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2013). Genetics and Philosophy: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2013). Lehrman's Dictum: Information and Explanation in Developmental Biology. Developmental Psychobiology, 55(1), 22-32. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2013). Rand on concepts, definitions, and the advance of science: Comments on Gotthelf and Lennox. In A. Gotthelf & J. Lennox (Eds.), Concepts and their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on objectivist epistemology, (pp. 139-147). Pittsburgh, USA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

2012

  • Wilkins, J., Griffiths, P. (2012). Evolutionary debunking arguments in three domains: Fact, value, and religion. In G. Dawes & J. Maclaurin (Eds.), A New Science of Religion. New York: Routledge.
  • Marais, B., Crawford, J., Iredell, J., Ward, M., Simpson, S., Gilbert, G., Griffiths, P., Kamradt-Scott, A., Colagiuri, R., Jones, C., et al (2012). One world, one health: Beyond the Millennium Development Goals. The Lancet, 380(9844), 805-806. [More Information]

2011

  • Scarantino, A., Griffiths, P. (2011). Don't Give Up on Basic Emotions. Emotion Review, 3(4), 444-454. [More Information]
  • Linquist, S., Machery, E., Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2011). Exploring the folkbiological conception of human nature. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 366, 444-453. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2011). Our Plastic Nature. In Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka (Eds.), Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology, (pp. 319-330). Cambridge, Mass; USA: MIT Press.

2010

  • Griffiths, P. (2010). Emotion on Dover Beach: Feeling and Value in the Philosophy of Robert Solomon. Emotion Review, 2(1), 22-28. [More Information]
  • Tabery, J., Griffiths, P. (2010). Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Behavioral Genetics and Developmental Science. In Kathryn E Hood, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, Gary Greenberg, and Richard M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics, (pp. 41-60). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Trent, R., Otlowski, M., Ralston, M., Lonsdale, L., Young, M., Suthers, G., Griffiths, P., Delatycki, M., Christodoulou, J., Barlow-Stewart, K. (2010), Working to Build a Healthy Australia - Medical Genetic Testing: Information for health professionals. , , , 1-98.

2009

  • Griffiths, P., Scarantino, A. (2009). Emotions in the Wild: The Situated Perspective on Emotion. In Phillip Robbins, Murat Aydede (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition, (pp. 437-453). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2009). In What Sense Does 'Nothing Make Sense Except in the Light of Evolution'? Acta Biotheoretica, 57, 11-32. [More Information]
  • Colyvan, M., Linquist, S., Grey, W., Griffiths, P., Odenbaugh, J., Possingham, H. (2009). Philosophical Issues in Ecology: Recent Trends and Future Directions. Ecology and Society, 14(2), 22-1-22-12.
  • Brown, J., Birmingham, A., Griffiths, P., Jossinet, F., Kachouri-Lafond, R., Knight, R., Lang, F., Leontis, N., Steger, G., Stombaugh, J., et al (2009). The RNA structure alignment ontology. RNA, 15(9), 1623-1631. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P., Linquist, S. (2009). The Vernacular Concept of Innateness. Mind and Language, 24(5), 605-630. [More Information]

2008

  • Griffiths, P., Tabery, J. (2008). Behavioral genetics and development: Historical and conceptual causes of controversy. New Ideas in Psychology, 26, 332-352. [More Information]
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2008). Biohumanities: Rethinking the relationship between biosciences, philosophy and history of science, and society. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 83(1), 37-45.
  • Griffiths, P. (2008). Ethology, Sociobiology, and Evolutionary Psychology. In Sahotra Sarkar, Anya Plutynski (Eds.), A Companion to Philosophy of Biology, (pp. 393-414). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2008). Experimental Philosophy of Science. Philosophy Compass, 3(3), 507-521. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2008). Generating Thoughts on Genetics, Review of Fagot-Largeault A., et al (Eds) :The Influence of Genetics on Contemporary Thinking. Metascience, 17(2), 273-275.
  • Griffiths, P., Machery, E. (2008). Innateness, Canalization, and 'Biologicizing the Mind'. Philosophical Psychology, 21(3), 397-414. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2008). Philosophy of Biology. In Edward N. Zalta (Eds.), Stanford Enclopedia of Philosophy. USA: Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University.
  • Griffiths, P. (2008). Review of Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion by Jesse Prinz. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 59, 559-567.

2007

  • Thomson, C., Capolingua, R., Caris, S., Coyne, C., Dunbar, T., Sainsbury, P., Gleeson, G., Griffiths, P., Maley, B., O'Connor, M., Pike, G., et al (2007).
  • Griffiths, P. (2007). Evo-devo meets the mind: towards a developmental evolutionary psychology. In Roger Sansom and Robert N. Brandon (Eds.), Integrating evolution and development : from theory to practice, (pp. 195-225). Mass; London: MIT Press.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2007). Gene. In Hull, David and Ruse, Michael (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology, (pp. 85-102). New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2007). Philosophy of Biology in Britain, Review of O'Hear, A (Ed) "Philosophy, Biology and Life". Metascience, 16(3), 535-537.
  • Griffiths, P. (2007). Precision, stability and scientific progress. Social Science Information, 46(3), 391-395. [More Information]
  • Brigandt, I., Griffiths, P. (2007). The importance of homology for biology and philosophy. Biology and Philosophy, 22(5), 633-641. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2007). The phenomena of homology. Biology and Philosophy, 22(5), 643-658. [More Information]

2006

  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Evolutionary Psychology. In Sarkar S. & Pfeiffer J. (Eds.), The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. (pp. 263-268). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Function, Homology, and Character Individuation. Philosophy of Science, 73(1), 1-25.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2006). Genes in the Postgenomic Era. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 27(6), 499-521. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Philosophy of Biology. In Sarkar S. & Pfeiffer J. (Eds.), The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. (pp. 68-75). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Review of Basic Instinct: The Genesis of Behavior by Mark S. Blumberg. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 81(1).
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). Survey Review: Recent Work on the Evolution of Culture. Metascience, 15(2).
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). The Baldwin Effect and Genetic Assimilation: Contrasting Explanatory Foci and Gene Concepts in Two Approaches to an Evolutionary Process. In Peter Carruthers,Stephen Laurence,Stephen Stich (Eds.), The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition, (pp. 91-101). USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2006). The Fearless Vampire Conservator: Philip Kitcher, Genetic Determinism, and the Informational Gene. In E.M. Neumann-Held & C. Rehmann-Sutter (Eds.), Genes in Development: Re-reading the molecular paradigm, (pp. 175-198). Durham and London: Duke University Press.
  • Stotz, K., Bostanci, A., Griffiths, P. (2006). Tracking the Shift to 'Postgenomics'. Community Genetics, 9(3), 190-196.

2005

  • Griffiths, P., Gray, R. (2005). Discussion: Three ways to misunderstand developmental systems theory. Biology and Philosophy, 20(2-3), 417-425. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2005). Review of Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolution: Taking Development Seriously by Jason Scott Robert. Philosophy in Review, 25(3), 222-224.
  • Griffiths, P. (2005). Review of Niche Construction: The neglected process in evolution by F. John Odling-Smee, Kevin N.Laland, Marcus W. Feldman. Biology and Philosophy, 20(1), 11-20. [More Information]

2004

  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Emotions as Natural and Normative Kinds. Philosophy of Science, 72(5), 901-911.
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2004). Genes: philosophical analyses put to the test. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 26(1), 5-28.
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P., Knight, R. (2004). How biologists conceptualize genes: an empirical study. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 35, 647-673.
  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Instinct in the '50s: the British reception of Konrad Lorenz's theory of instinctive behaviour. Biology and Philosophy, 19(4), 609-631. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Is Emotion a Natural Kind? In Robert Solomon (Eds.), Thinking and Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotion, (pp. 233-249). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Liberals Ate My Genes? (SECTION 3). Metascience, 13(1), 39-44 (notes: 50-51).
  • Griffiths, P., Gray, R. (2004). The Developmental Systems Perspective: Organism-environment systems as units of evolution. In Massimo Pigliucci and Katherine Preston (Eds.), Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes, (pp. 409-431). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2004). Towards a Machiavellian theory of Emotional Appraisal. In Dylan Evans and Pierre Cruse (Eds.), Emotion, Evolution and Rationality, (pp. 89-105). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2003

  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Basic Emotions, Complex Emotions, Machiavellian Emotions. In Anthony Hatzimoysis (Eds.), Philosophy and the Emotions, (pp. 39-67). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Beyond the Baldwin Effect: James Mark Baldwin's 'Social Heredity', Epigenetic Inheritance and Niche-Construction. In Bruce H Weber and David J Depew (Eds.), Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered, (pp. 193-216). United States: MIT Press.
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2003). Dancing in the Dark: Evolutionary Psychology and the Argument from Design. In Steven J. Scher and Frederick Rauscher (Eds.), Evolutionary Psychology: Alternative Approaches, (pp. 135-160). United States of America: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Emotion, Philosophical Issues about. Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. (pp. 1130-1136). London: Macmillan Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Emotions. In Stephen P. Stich and Ted A. Warfield (Eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Mind, (pp. 288-308). Malden, Ma; Oxford; Carlton South, Vic; Berlin: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Griffiths, P. (2003). Smile, and the whole world smiles with you: Review of Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman. New Scientist (Australasian Edition), 178(2400), 56.

2002

  • Griffiths, P. (2002). Developmental Systems Theory. Nature Encyclopedia of the Life Sciences. (pp. http://www.els.net/). London: Nature Publishing Group.
  • Griffiths, P. (2002). Life Science. Making sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors and Machines - Review of Keller, E. F. (2002). JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 288(24), 3170.

2001

  • Griffiths, P., Oyama,, S., Gray, R. (2001). Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution. United States: MIT Press.
  • Griffiths, P., Gray, R. (2001). Darwinism and Developmental Systems. In Not known (Eds.), Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution, (pp. 195-218). United States: MIT Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2001). Emotion and the problem of psychological categories. In Alfred W. Kaszniak (Eds.), Emotions, Qualia and Consciousness, (pp. 28-41). United States: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Griffiths, P. (2001). Evolutionary Perspectives on Emotion. In Alfred W. Kaszniak (Eds.), Emotions, Qualia and Consciousness, (pp. 106-123). United States: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Griffiths, P. (2001). From adaptive heuristic to phylogenetic perspective: Some lessons from the evolutionary psychology of emotion. In Harmon R. Holcomb, III (Eds.), Conceptual Challenges in Evolutionary Psychology: Innovative Research Strategies, (pp. 309-325). United Kingdom: Springer.
  • Griffiths, P. (2001). Genetic Information: A Metaphor in Search of a Theory. Philosophy of Science, 68, 394-412.

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