Full CV: here

a.    Monographs

[1] (2021) Monogamy: Evolution, Power, and Trust. Antwerp: Polis

b.    Edited Books

[2] (2021) Human Success: Evolutionary Origins and Ethical Implications. Oxford University Press. (With Grant Ramsey.)

c.    Peer-reviewed Articles

[3] (forthcoming) Adapting to Environmental Heterogeneity: Competition and Colonization. Biological Theory. 

[4] (2019) Professionalism in Science: Competence, Autonomy, and Service. Science and Engineering Ethics. 27 pages. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-019-00143-x

[5] (2019) Shades of Grey: Granularity, Pragmatics, and Non-Causal Explanation. Perspectives on Science (MIT Press), 27(1): 68-87. DOI: 10.1162/posc_a_00300

[6] (2018) Natural Selection, Plasticity, and the Rationale for Largest-Scale Trends. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science C. DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2018.04.002 

[7] (2018) Natural Selection: Deriving Causality from Stable Equilibrium. Erkenntnis. DOI: 10.1007/s10670-017-9889-z.

[8] (2017) Symmetry breaking and the emergence of path-dependence. Synthese. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-016-1130-0.

d.    Book Chapters

[9] (2020) The Ontology of Organismic Agency: A Kantian Approach. In: Altobrando, A., Biasetti, P., Natural Born Monads: On the Metaphysics of Organisms and Human Individuals. Berlin: De Gruyter. (With Philippe Huneman.)

[10] (2020) Generalized Evolutionary Success and Human Evolution: An Overview. In: Desmond, H., & Ramsey, G. (eds), Human Success: Evolutionary Origins and Ethical Implications, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

[11] (2020) The Service View on Enhancement: A New Evolutionary Perspective.In: Desmond, H., & Ramsey, G. (eds), Human Success: Evolutionary Origins and Ethical Implications, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

[12] (2021) Noise and Signal: Evolutionary Patterns Across Temporal Scales. In: Huneman, P (ed.), The Epistemology of Biology. Paris: Sciences/Wiley.    

e.    Reference Works

[13] (2017) Philosophy of Biology. Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (With Grant Ramsey.) 

f.    Non-peer-reviewed Articles

[14] (2013). Waarom Bergson geen vitalist is. Filosofie, 23 (5), 18-24.

g.    Invited Book Reviews

[15] (2020) Ruse, Michael. On Purpose. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Reviewed for: Science and Education: Contributions from the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics.

[16] (2020) Moffett, Mark W. The Human Swarm:  How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall. Basic Books. Reviewed for: The Quarterly Review of Biology.

h.    Media pieces

[17] (2018) It’s not a coincidence that monogamous marriage is a huge success (Het monogaam huwelijk is niet toevallig een enorm success) De Standaard (June 28, 2018) URL:

[18] (2017) Why scientific research increasingly resembles Tinder (Hoe wetenschappelijk onderzoek steeds meer op Tinder lijkt) Knack (May 26, 2017) URL:

[19] (2017) Evolution: a big mess? Campuskrant KU Leuven. URL:

[20] (2013) Porno is junkfood van de seksualiteit. De Standaard. URL:

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