Pierrick Bourrat

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Research Outputs 2011 2019

2011

Beliefs about God, the afterlife and morality support the role of supernatural policing in human cooperation

Atkinson, Q. D. & Bourrat, P., Jan 2011, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 32, 1, p. 41-49 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

morality
Punishment
transgressive segregation
monitoring
transgression

Is God an adaptation? Robert Wright's The Evolution of God, Little Brown, 2009

Viciana, H. & Bourrat, P., 1 Jun 2011, In : Philosophia. 39, 2, p. 397-408 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Deity
Directionality
Plurality

L'évolution de la religion d’un point de vue darwinien: synthèse des différentes théories

Bourrat, P., 2011, Les mondes darwiniens: L'évolution de l'évolution. Heams, T., Huneman, P., Lecointre, G. & Silberstein, M. (eds.). Paris, France: Editions Matériologiques, Vol. 2. p. 1091-1121 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearchpeer-review

Supernatural punishment and individual social compliance across cultures

Bourrat, P., Atkinson, Q. D. & Dunbar, R. I. M., 2011, In : Religion, Brain and Behavior. 1, 2, p. 119-134 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Punishment
Compliance
Fear
Interpersonal Relations
Contracts

Surveillance cues enhance moral condemnation

Bourrat, P., Baumard, N. & McKay, R., 2011, In : Evolutionary Psychology. 9, 2, p. 193-199 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
2013

Small things, big consequences: microbiological perspectives on biology

Duncan, M. J., Bourrat, P., DeBerardinis, J. & O'Malley, M. A., 2013, The Philosophy of biology: a companion for educators. Kampourakis, K. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 373-394 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Microbiology
Microbes
Philosophy
Teaching
Philosophy of Biology
2014

From survivors to replicators: evolution by natural selection revisited

Bourrat, P., Jul 2014, In : Biology and Philosophy. 29, 4, p. 517-538 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2015

Distinguishing natural selection from other evolutionary processes in the evolution of altruism

Bourrat, P., 1 Dec 2015, In : Biological theory : integrating development, evolution and cognition. 10, 4, p. 311-321 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Natural Selection
Altruism
Evolutionary
Kin Selection
Word Selection

How to read 'heritability' in the recipe approach to natural selection

Bourrat, P., Dec 2015, In : British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 66, 4, p. 883-903 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Levels, time and fitness in evolutionary transitions in individuality

Bourrat, P., 2015, In : Philosophy and Theory in Biology. 7, p. 1-17 17 p., e601.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Individuality
Fitness
Evolutionary Transitions
Fertility
Entity

Levels of selection are artefacts of different fitness temporal measures

Bourrat, P., Mar 2015, In : Ratio. 28, 1, p. 40-50 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Origins and evolution of religion from a Darwinian point of view: synthesis of different theories

Bourrat, P., 1 Jan 2015, Handbook of evolutionary thinking in the sciences. Heams, T., Huneman, P., Lecointre, G. & Silberstein, M. (eds.). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 761-780 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

religion
Religion
synthesis
Maintenance
Evolution of Religion
2016

Generalizing Contextual Analysis

Bourrat, P., Jun 2016, In : Acta Biotheoretica. 64, 2, p. 197-217 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Supernatural beliefs and the evolution of cooperation

Bourrat, P. & Viciana, H., Jun 2016, The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Religion. Liddle, J. R. & Shackelford, T. K. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearchpeer-review

social cohesion
group cohesion
god
penalty
monitoring
2017

Dissolving the missing heritability problem

Bourrat, P. & Lu, Q., Dec 2017, In : Philosophy of Science. 84, 5, p. 1055-1067 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Heritability
Quantitative Methods
Genome
Epigenetics

Evolution by Natural Selection: Confidence, Evidence and the Gap

Bourrat, P., 2017, In : Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 95, 4, p. 816-819 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition reviewResearch

Confidence
Natural Selection

Explaining drift from a deterministic setting

Bourrat, P., Mar 2017, In : Biological theory. 12, 1, p. 27-38 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Physical
Propensity
Fitness
Conception

Interpreting heritability causally

Lynch, K. E. & Bourrat, P., 1 Jan 2017, In : Philosophy of Science. 84, 1, p. 14-34 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Heritability
Gene
Phenotype
Inconsistency
Genotype
Open Access

Why the missing heritability might not be in the DNA

Bourrat, P., Lu, Q. & Jablonka, E., Jul 2017, In : BioEssays. 39, 7, p. 1-2 2 p., 1700067.

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2018

Have causal claims about the gut microbiome been over-hyped?

Bourrat, P., Dec 2018, In : BioEssays. 40, 12, p. 1-3 3 p., 1800178.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Microbiota
Health
Causality
Research
Gastrointestinal Microbiome

Multispecies individuals

Bourrat, P. & Griffiths, P. E., Jun 2018, In : History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 40, 2, p. 1-23 23 p., 33.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Individuality
Evolutionary
Fitness
Alignment

Natural selection and drift as individual-level causes of evolution

Bourrat, P., Sep 2018, In : Acta Biotheoretica. 66, 3, p. 159-176 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Natural Selection
Genetic Selection
Invariance
natural selection
Population

Replication and reproduction

Wilkins, J. & Bourrat, P., 25 Sep 2018, Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. Zalta, E. N. (ed.). Stanford University

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

Open Access

The evolutionary gene and the extended evolutionary synthesis

Lu, Q. & Bourrat, P., 1 Sep 2018, In : British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 69, 3, p. 775-800 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Gene
Evolutionary
Evolutionary Synthesis
Epigenetics
Evolutionary Theory
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., Nov 2019, In : Theory in Biosciences. 138, 2, p. 305-323 19 p.

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., Dec 2019, In : Biological Theory. 14, 4, p. 254-266 13 p.

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

Heritability, causal influence and locality

Bourrat, P., 4 Dec 2019, In : Synthese. 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

interpretation
formalization
Locality
Heritability
Causal

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

Bourrat, P., 2019, In : International Studies in the Philosophy of Science. 32, 1, p. 13-31 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Natural Selection
Contextual
Summary
Evolutionary
Mutation

Natural selection and the reference grain problem

Bourrat, P., 14 Mar 2019, In : Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.

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Fitness
Natural Selection
Entity
Probability Theory
Philosophy of Biology

On Calcott's permissive and instructive cause distinction

Bourrat, P., Feb 2019, In : Biology and Philosophy. 34, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Causes
Specificity
Causal

Transitions in evolution: a formal analysis

Bourrat, P., 18 Jul 2019, In : Synthese.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

individuality
Formal Analysis
Individuality
Evolutionary Transitions
organization

Variation of information as a measure of one-to-one causal specificity

Bourrat, P., Jan 2019, In : European Journal for Philosophy of Science. 9, 1, p. 1-18 18 p., 11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Specificity
Causal
Qualification
New Information
Information Theory