Pierrick Bourrat

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Biography

Prior to coming to Australia, Pierrick was a research associate at the University of Oxford, working in the cognitive and evolutionary science of religion. Pierrick completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2015. In 2015-2016, he was an ARC postdoctoral research associate and lecturer at the University of Sydney. He was awarded a Macquarie University Research Fellowship in 2017.

Pierrick has taught at the University of Sydney.

Research interests

Pierrick's main research interest is the philosophy of biology and more particularly the evolutionary side of it. His other areas of interest include the psychology of altruism, cultural evolution and the cognitive science of religion.

Pierrick is currently working on his project on the origins and maintenance of individuality in evolution. This involves questions about levels of selection, heritability and reductionism.

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Projects 2017 2021

Constructing Objective Biological Criteria of Health

Bourrat, P., Griffiths, P., Rainey, P., Nesse, R. & Gray, R. D.

1/07/1831/03/21

Project: Research

Research Outputs 2011 2019

Adaptations: product of evolution

Bourrat, P., 27 Mar 2019, Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. Shackelford, T. K. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (eds.). Springer, Springer Nature, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearchpeer-review

Evolutionary transitions in heritability and individuality

Bourrat, P., 7 May 2019, In : Theory in Biosciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Heritability
heritability
Population Structure
population structure
Byproducts

Evolution is about populations, but its causes are about individuals

Bourrat, P., 12 Oct 2019, In : Biological Theory.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Causes
Natural Selection
Interaction
Evolutionary
Causation

Genetic relatedness

Bourrat, P., 11 Feb 2019, Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. Shackelford, T. K. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearchpeer-review

In what sense can there be evolution by natural selection without perfect inheritance?

Bourrat, P., 17 Jun 2019, In : International Studies in the Philosophy of Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Natural Selection
Contextual
Summary
Evolutionary
Mutation