Cultural Evolution

Cultural Systems. In Jamie Tehrani, Rachel Kendal, and Jeremy Kendal (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Evolution. (In Press)

Cumulative Culture and Complex Cultural Traditions. Mind & Language. (Forthcoming; pre-print)

Normativity, social change, and the epistemological framing of culture. Behavioral & Brain Sciences. (Link)

A Systems Approach to Cultural Evolution. (With M Enquist and F Jansson) Palgrave Communications. (Open Access)

Looking for middle ground in Cultural Attraction Theory. Evolutionary Anthropology. (Link)

Causes of Cultural Disparity: Switches, Tuners, and the Cognitive Science of Religion. Philosophical Psychology. (Link)

Cultural Attractor Theory and Explanation. Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology. (Open Access)

What are cultural attractors? Biology & Philosophy. (Open Access)

Cultural Diversity

Demographic Cultures and Demographic Skepticism. Review of Psychology and Philosophy. (In Press)

Cognition and the Evolution of Cognition

Fidelity, Stances, and Explaining Cultural Stability. Brain and Behavioral Sciences. (With M Charbonneau) (In Press)

Mere Recurrence and Cumulative Culture at the Margins. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (With C Tennie) (In Press)

Cognitive Novelties, Informational Form, and Structural-Causal Explanations. Synthese. (Open Access)

Beyond Brain Size: Uncovering the Neural Correlates of Behavioral and Cognitive Specialization [Including Commentaries and Response] (With Logan, CJ, S Avin, N Boogert, FR Cross, A Currie, S Jelbert, D Lukas, R Mares, AF Navarette, S Shigeno, and SH Montgomery). Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews. (Open Access)

Domains of Generality. (With Marta Halina) Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (Link)

How to be Skilful: Opportunistic Robustness and Normative Sensitivity. Synthese. (Link)

Evolutionary Theory

Evolved Open-Endedness in Cultural Evolution: A New Dimension in Open-Ended Evolution Research. Artificial Life. (With James Borg, Rohan Kapitany, Simon Powers, Eva Reindl, and Claudio Tennie) (Accepted).

Uniqueness in the Life Sciences: How Did the Elephant Get Its Trunk? Biology & Philosophy. (With Adrian Currie) (Open Access)

Synthesising Arguments and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science C: Biology and Biomedical Science. (Link)

Reciprocal Causation and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. Biological Theory. (Open Access)

Essay Reviews, Commentaries, and Miscellanea

Review of Ludwig, David, Inkeri Koskinen, Zinhle Mncube, Luana Poliseli, and Luis Reyes-Galindo (eds.) Global Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science. Philosophy of Science. (With Robert A Wilson, Edwin Etieyibo, Raphael Uchôa, and Catherine Kendig) (In Press).

How we got stuck: the origins of hierarchy and inequality (with Jonathan Birch). Mind & Language. (In Press)

Evolution, Cultural Evolution, and Epistemic Optimism: Alberto Acerbi’s Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age and Hugo Mercier’s Not Born Yesterday. Acta Biotheoretica. (Link)

What’s Left of Human Nature? A Post-Essentialist, Pluralist, and Interactive Account of a Contested Concept by Maria Kronfeldner. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science. (Link)

Forces, Friction, and Fractionation: Denis Walsh’s Organisms, Agency, and Evolution. (With Adrian Currie) Biology & Philosophy. (Open Access)

Cultural Longevity: Morin on Cultural Lineages. Biology and Philosophy. (Link)