Curriculum Vitae


Publications

Monograph


Papers

Why Experiments Matter. Inquiry, forthcoming (with Arnon Levy)
Mass Extinctions as Major Transitions. Biology & Philosophy, forthcoming.
Frameworks for Historians & Philosophers. HOPOS, forthcoming. (with Kirsten Walsh).
Existential Risk, Creativity & Well-Adapted Science. Studies in History & Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.
Bottled Understanding: the role of lab-work in ecology. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.
Ingredients for Understanding Brain and Behavioral Evolution: Ecology, Phylogeny, and Mechanism. Comparative Cognition & Behaviour Reviews. 2018. (authors same as Beyond Brain Size, below).
Method Pluralism, Method Mismatch & Method Bias. Phil Imprint, Forthcoming. (with Shahar Avin)
Geoengineering Tensions. Futures, Forthcoming.
Beyond Brain Size: uncovering the neural correlates of behavioral and cognitive specialization. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews. 2018. (with *deep breath* Corina Logan, Shahar Avin, Neeltje Boogert, Andrew Buskell, Fiona Cross, Sarah Jelbert, Dieter Lukas, Rafael Mares, Ana F Navarette, Shuichi Shigeno, Stephen H Montgomery).
From Models-as-Fictions to Models-as-Tools, Ergo. 2017.
The Argument from Surprise, Canadian Journal of Philosophy. Forthcoming.         
Newton on Islandworld: Ontic-Driven Explanations of Scientific Method, Perspectives on Science. 2018. (with Kirsten Walsh)
Not Music, Musics, Estika. 2017. (with Anton Killin)
In Defence of Story-telling, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science. 2017. (with Kim Sterelny)
Accelerating the Carbon Cycle: the ethics of enhanced weathering, 2017. Biology Letters. (with Holly Lawford-Smith)
Gouldian Arguments & The Sources of Contingency, Biology & Philosophy. 2017 (with Alison McConwell)
Scientific Knowledge of the Deep Past. 2016, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science A. (with Derek Turner)
The Mystery of the Triceratops's Mother: How to be a realist about the species category. 2016, Erkenntnis.
Ethnographic Analogy, the Comparative Method & Archaeological Special Pleading. 2016, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science A.
Musical Pluralism & the Science of Music. 2016, European Journal for Philosophy of Science (with Anton Killin)
Hot Blooded Gluttons: Dependency, Coherency & Method in the Historical Sciences 2016, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Caricatures, Myths & White Lies 2015, Metaphilosophy (with Kirsten Walsh)
Marsupial Lions & Methodological Omnivory 2015, Biology & Philosophy
Philosophy of Science & the Curse of the Case Study. 2015, The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods (Daly ed). (email me for information).   
Convergence as Evidence.  2013, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

Review Articles

Big Dragons on Small Islands: generality and particularity in science. (Review of Angela Potochnik's Idealization and the Aims of Science), 2018, Biology & Philosophy.
Forces, friction and fractionation: Denis Walsh’s Organisms, agency, and evolution, 2017, Biology & Philosophy (with Andrew Buskell)
Robert Chapman & Alison Wylie's Evidential Reasoning in Archaeology 2017, Philosophy of Science
Sabina Leonelli's Data-Centric Biology 2017, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Review of Melinda Fagan's Philosophy of Stem Cell Biology 2014, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Convergence, Contingency & Morphospace 2012, Biology & Philosophy
Reports from the High Table. 2011, Biology & Philosophy

Other Things

Extinct, the philosophy of paleontology blog
Interview about existential risk and maverick science, by the Naked Scientists.
Article in Aeon on the role of gaps in the fossil record
Interview at the APA Blog
Editor of the philpapers archaeology category.
What drives philosophical progress? blog post, with Kirsten Walsh