cultural evolution | cultural diversity | cognition and cognitive evolution | evolutionary theory | misc.

Cultural Evolution

  • Fredrik Jansson, Andrew Buskell, and Magnus Enquist. Online First. Cultural Systems. In Jamie Tehrani, Rachel Kendal and Jeremy Kendal (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Cultural Evolution. (Link)
  • Tim Lewens and Andrew Buskell. 2023. Cultural Evolution. In Ed Zalta (ed.) Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (Summer 2023 Edition). (Open Access)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2022. Cumulative Culture and Complex Cultural Traditions. Mind & Language, 37(3): 284­­­-303. (pre-print)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2020. Normativity, social change, and the epistemological framing of culture. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 43:e96. (Link)
  • Andrew Buskell, Fredrick Jansson, and Magnust Enquist. 2019. A Systems Approach to Cultural Evolution. Palgrave Communications, 5(131). (Open Access)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2019. Looking for middle ground in Cultural Attraction Theory. Evolutionary Anthropology, 28(1), 14 – 17. (Link)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2018. Causes of Cultural Disparity: Switches, Tuners, and the Cognitive Science of Religion. Philosophical Psychology, 31(8), 1239 – 1264. (Link)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2017. Cultural Attractor Theory and Explanation. Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology, 9(13), 1 – 20. (Open Access)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2017. What are cultural attractors? Biology & Philosophy, 32(3), 377-394 (Open Access)

Cultural Diversity

  • Andrew Buskell. Online First. Demographic Cultures and Demographic Skepticism. Review of Philosophy and Psychology. (Open Access)

Cognition and the Evolution of Cognition

  • Andrew Buskell and Mathieu Charbonneau. Online First. Fidelity, stances, and explaining cultural stability. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (Link)
  • Andrew Buskell and Claudio Tennie. Online First.  Mere Recurrence and Cumulative Culture at the Margins. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. (Pre-Print Version)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2021. Cognitive Novelties, Informational Form, and Structural-Causal Explanations. Synthese. (Open Access)
  • Corina J Logan, Shahar Avin, Neeltje Boogert, Andrew Buskell, Fiona R Cross, Adrian Currie, Sarah Jelbert, Dieter Lukas, Rafael Mares, Ana F Navarette, Shuichi Shigeno, and Stephen H Montgomery. 2018. Beyond Brain Size: Uncovering the Neural Correlates of Behavioral and Cognitive Specialization. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 13, 55 – 90.  (With commentaries and a response) (Open Access)
  • Andrew Buskell and Marta Halina. 2018. Domains of Generality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, e200, 28 (Link)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2015. How to be Skilful: Opportunistic Robustness and Normative Sensitivity. Synthese, 192(5), 1445 – 1466. (Link)

Evolutionary Theory

  • James Borg, Andrew Buskell, Rohan Kapitany, Simon Powers, Eva Reindl, and Claudio Tennie. Forthcoming. Evolved Open-Endedness in Cultural Evolution: A New Dimension in Open-Ended Evolution Research. Artificial Life
  • Andrew Buskell and Adrian Currie. 2021. Uniqueness in the Life Sciences: How Did the Elephant Get Its Trunk? Biology & Philosophy, 36:37 (Open Access)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2020. Synthesising Arguments and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C, 80: 101244. (Link)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2019. Reciprocal Causation and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. Biological Theory, 14(4): 267-279. (Open Access)

Essay Reviews, Commentaries, and Miscellanea

  • Andrew Buskell, Edwin Etieyibo, Catherine Kendig, Raphael Uchôa, and Robert A Wilson. 2023. How to think with the Global South. Philosophy of Science, 90(1): 209–217. (Open Access)
  • Jonathan Birch and Andrew Buskell. 2022. How we got stuck: the origins of hierarchy and inequality. Mind & Language, 37(4): 751-759 (Open Access Essay Review of The Pleistocene Social Contract by Kim Sterelny with a response by the author)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2021. Evolution, Cultural Evolution, and Epistemic Optimism. Acta Biotheoretica, 69(2): 73-183. (Essay review of Hugo Mercier’s Not Born Yesterday and Alberto Acerbi’s Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age) (Link)
  • Andrew, Buskell. 2019. Maria Kronfeldner: What’s Left of Human Nature? A Post-Essentialist, Pluralist, and Interactive Account of a Contested Concept.’ International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 32(2): 137-140.(Link)
  • Andrew Buskell and Adrian Currie. 2018. Forces, Friction, and Fractionation: Denis Walsh’s Organisms, Agency and Evolution. Biology and Philosophy, 32(6): 1341-1353. (Open Access)
  • Andrew Buskell. 2016. Cultural longevity: Morin on cultural lineages.’ Biology & Philosophy, 31(3), 435-446.(Link)