Professor Paul Griffiths

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

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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 heads the Theory and Method in Bioscience project node of the Charles Perkins Centre, a major new initiative at Sydney focused on interdisciplinary research into obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He served as Associate Academic Director for Humanities and Social Sciences while the Centre was being established, and continues to serve on the Executive Committee as Domain Leader for Society and Environment.

Paul is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He was President of the International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology from 2011-13 and from 2006-12 he was a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee of NHMRC. He is a regular visiting professor at the University of Exeter'sEgenis: the Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences.

Research interests

Philosophical issues in contemporary biology and biomedicine; philosophy of psychology

Teaching and supervision

TheTheory and Method in Bioscience group includes PhD and Honours students who work closely with Prof. Griffiths and the Research fellows and Postdoctoral Fellows. We are keen to recruit new students working on topics related to our funded research projects. See our website for more details:http://griffithslab.org/research/

Awards and honours

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2015

  • Conceptual and modelling tools for non-paradigmatic evolutionary processes; Griffiths P, Rainey P, Godfrey-Smith P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

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 H, 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 & creative works

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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. (2016). Biological Information, causality and specificity – an intimate relationship (forthcoming). In S. I. Walker, P. Davies, & G. Ellis (Eds.), From Matter to Life: Information and Causality. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2016). Proximate and Ultimate Information in Biology (forthcoming). In M. Couch & J. Pfeifer (Eds.), The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher. NY & Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2015). Conceptual Change and Conceptual Diversity Contribute to Progress in Science. In Gabriele Bammer (Eds.), Change! Combining Analytic Approaches with Street Wisdom, (pp. 163-175). ACT: ANU Press.
  • Griffiths, P., Wilkins, J. (2015). Crossing the Milvian Bridge: When Do Evolutionary Explanations of Belief Debunk Belief? In Phillip R. Sloan, Gerald McKenny, Kathleen Eggleson (Eds.), Darwin in the 21st Century: Nature, Humanity, and God, (pp. 201-231). Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
  • 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.
  • Wilkins, J., Griffiths, P. (2013). Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in Three Domains: Fact, Value, and Religion. In Gregory W. Dawes, James Maclaurin (Eds.), A New Science of Religion, (pp. 133-146). New York: Routledge.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2013). Gene. In Francesca Michelini, Jonathan Davies (Eds.), Frontiere Della Biologia: Prospettive filosofiche sulle scienze della vita, (pp. 257-276). Milan, Italy: Mimesis.
  • Griffiths, P. (2013). Rand on concepts, definitions, and the advance of science: Comments on Gotthelf and Lennox. In A. Gotthelf and J. Lennox (Eds.), Concepts and their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on objectivist epistemology, (pp. 139-147). Pittsburgh, USA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • 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

  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2016). A niche for the genome. Biology and Philosophy, 31(1), 143-157. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P., West, C. (2015). A balanced intervention ladder: Promoting autonomy through public health action. Public Health, 129(8), 1092-1098. [More Information]
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2015). Dissecting developmental biology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 53, 134-138. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P., Pocheville, A., Calcott, B., Stotz, K., Kim, H., Knight, R. (2015). Measuring Causal Specificity. Philosophy of Science, 82(4), 529-555. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R., Griffiths, P. (2015). Who's afraid of the nanny state? Introduction to a symposium. Public Health, 129(8), 1017-1020. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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.

Edited Journals

  • Magnusson, R., Griffiths, P. (2015). Public Health. Public Health, 129(8).

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

  • Griffiths, P., Hochman, A. (2015). Developmental Systems Theory. In Alessandro Finazzi-Agro (Eds.), eLS. (pp. 1-7). USA: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Walsh, E., Griffiths, P. (2015). Emotion, Evolution of. In N. Smelser & P. Bates (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (pp. 1-5). 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.

Research Reports

  • Trent, R., Otlowski, M., Ralston, M., Lonsdale, L., Young, M., Suthers, G., Griffiths, P., Delatycki, M., Christodoulou, J., Barlow-Stewart, K. (2010). Medical Genetic Testing: Information for health professionals, NHMRC Publication reference: E99, (pp. vi - 94). Canberra, Australia: Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council.

2016

  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2016). A niche for the genome. Biology and Philosophy, 31(1), 143-157. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2016). Biological Information, causality and specificity – an intimate relationship (forthcoming). In S. I. Walker, P. Davies, & G. Ellis (Eds.), From Matter to Life: Information and Causality. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Griffiths, P. (2016). Proximate and Ultimate Information in Biology (forthcoming). In M. Couch & J. Pfeifer (Eds.), The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher. NY & Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015

  • Griffiths, P., West, C. (2015). A balanced intervention ladder: Promoting autonomy through public health action. Public Health, 129(8), 1092-1098. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, P. (2015). Conceptual Change and Conceptual Diversity Contribute to Progress in Science. In Gabriele Bammer (Eds.), Change! Combining Analytic Approaches with Street Wisdom, (pp. 163-175). ACT: ANU Press.
  • Griffiths, P., Wilkins, J. (2015). Crossing the Milvian Bridge: When Do Evolutionary Explanations of Belief Debunk Belief? In Phillip R. Sloan, Gerald McKenny, Kathleen Eggleson (Eds.), Darwin in the 21st Century: Nature, Humanity, and God, (pp. 201-231). Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
  • Griffiths, P., Hochman, A. (2015). Developmental Systems Theory. In Alessandro Finazzi-Agro (Eds.), eLS. (pp. 1-7). USA: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Stotz, K., Griffiths, P. (2015). Dissecting developmental biology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 53, 134-138. [More Information]
  • Walsh, E., Griffiths, P. (2015). Emotion, Evolution of. In N. Smelser & P. Bates (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (pp. 1-5). Pergamon Elsevier.
  • Griffiths, P., Pocheville, A., Calcott, B., Stotz, K., Kim, H., Knight, R. (2015). Measuring Causal Specificity. Philosophy of Science, 82(4), 529-555. [More Information]
  • Magnusson, R., Griffiths, P. (2015). Public Health. Public Health, 129(8).
  • Magnusson, R., Griffiths, P. (2015). Who's afraid of the nanny state? Introduction to a symposium. Public Health, 129(8), 1017-1020. [More Information]

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]
  • Wilkins, J., Griffiths, P. (2013). Evolutionary Debunking Arguments in Three Domains: Fact, Value, and Religion. In Gregory W. Dawes, James Maclaurin (Eds.), A New Science of Religion, (pp. 133-146). New York: Routledge.
  • Griffiths, P., Stotz, K. (2013). Gene. In Francesca Michelini, Jonathan Davies (Eds.), Frontiere Della Biologia: Prospettive filosofiche sulle scienze della vita, (pp. 257-276). Milan, 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 and J. Lennox (Eds.), Concepts and their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on objectivist epistemology, (pp. 139-147). Pittsburgh, USA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

2012

  • 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). Medical Genetic Testing: Information for health professionals, NHMRC Publication reference: E99, (pp. vi - 94). Canberra, Australia: Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council.

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. [More Information]
  • 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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