Mr Carl Brusse

MA, BA(hons), BSc

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Carl Brusse is a Research Associate at the Department of Philosophy, working with the Theory and Method in Biosciences project node (aka Griffiths Lab) at the Charles Perkins Centre. He began his PhD in 2014 at the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University, and prior to that worked as a researcher and research development officer at the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.

Research interests

His research with TMB is in philosophy of biology and the philosophy of evolutionary biomedicine; focusing on organismality, ontology, and biological function as a way to help understand the objective underpinnings of health and disease.

His past research and other interests include the metaphysics of personal identity, conceptual change and pluralism in science, origins of life, formal models of signalling, and evolutionary explanations of cooperation, religion, and human society.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Brusse, C. (2018). Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 93(3), 251-252. [More Information]
  • Brusse, C., Sterelny, K. (2018). Moral externalisation fails to scale. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41. [More Information]
  • Brunner, J., Brusse, C., Kalkman, D. (2017). Cost, expenditure and vulnerability. Biology and Philosophy, 32(3), 357-375. [More Information]
  • Brusse, C. (2017). Making do without selection�review essay of "Cultural Evolution: Conceptual Challenges" by Tim Lewens. Biology and Philosophy, 32(2), 307-319. [More Information]
  • Brusse, C., Bruner, J. (2017). Responsiveness and robustness in the david lewis signaling game. Philosophy of Science, 84(5), 1068-1079. [More Information]
  • Brusse, C. (2016). Planets, pluralism, and conceptual lineage. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 53, 93-106. [More Information]
  • Brusse, C., Gardner, K., McAullay, D., Dowden, M. (2014). Social media and mobile apps for health promotion in Australian indigenous populations: Scoping review. JMIR Research Protocols, 16(12), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Brusse, C., Yen, L. (2013). Preferences, predictions and patient enablement: A preliminary study. BMC Family Practice, 14. [More Information]

2018

  • Brusse, C. (2018). Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 93(3), 251-252. [More Information]
  • Brusse, C., Sterelny, K. (2018). Moral externalisation fails to scale. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41. [More Information]

2017

  • Brunner, J., Brusse, C., Kalkman, D. (2017). Cost, expenditure and vulnerability. Biology and Philosophy, 32(3), 357-375. [More Information]
  • Brusse, C. (2017). Making do without selection�review essay of "Cultural Evolution: Conceptual Challenges" by Tim Lewens. Biology and Philosophy, 32(2), 307-319. [More Information]
  • Brusse, C., Bruner, J. (2017). Responsiveness and robustness in the david lewis signaling game. Philosophy of Science, 84(5), 1068-1079. [More Information]

2016

  • Brusse, C. (2016). Planets, pluralism, and conceptual lineage. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 53, 93-106. [More Information]

2014

  • Brusse, C., Gardner, K., McAullay, D., Dowden, M. (2014). Social media and mobile apps for health promotion in Australian indigenous populations: Scoping review. JMIR Research Protocols, 16(12), 1-15. [More Information]

2013

  • Brusse, C., Yen, L. (2013). Preferences, predictions and patient enablement: A preliminary study. BMC Family Practice, 14. [More Information]

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